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A number of journalists marched to the Foreign Ministry from the Journalists Syndicate on Tuesday evening to demand the release of Shaimaa Adel, an Egyptian journalist detained in Sudan.
The journalists demanded that President Mohamed Morsy and the Foreign Ministry take action to secure Adel’s return.
Adel, who works for privately-owned Egyptian newspaper Al-Watan, was arrested by Sudanese security forces from an internet café in Khartoum. Sudanese journalist Marwa al-Tigani and a political activist were taken from the same café.
In a press statement, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information denounced the arrest, saying that Sudanese security forces confronted Adel using force. The statement warned the Sudanese authorities against continuing to target journalists to cover up the use of excessive violence against peaceful demonstrators.
The International Center to Support Rights and Freedoms also condemned Adel's arrest, saying that Egyptian journalists are not criminals and are doing their jobs by covering protests.
Adel was set to be released a week ago, but has remained in detention, causing journalists to escalate their protests. Demonstrations have also been organized outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Cairo.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm.