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Gaza activist detained in Egypt
09 Feb 2009
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

German-Egyptian activist Philip Rizk was detained north of Cairo following a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza. Eyewitnesses said the author of popular blog Tabula Gaza was bundled into a white van with no licence plates, which then sped off.

The German embassy has been informed of his detention and is trying to locate him. His family say they have been tipped off that he is being held by Egyptian secret police at an undisclosed location. A delegation of lawyers and activists have filed charges with the public prosecutor’s office, relating to his kidnapping by three state security officers.

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