DIRECTOR OF EGYPTIAN OPPOSITION SITE DETAINED BY STATE SECURITY
Ahmed Mahmoud Abdallah, Editor-in-Chief of Egyptian web site Al-Shaab which was suspended last week has been arrested in Cairo on the night of 5 December by state security agents from Amn-El-Dawla.
Reporters with Frontiers has asked for the journalist to be freed:"We are calling for online editors and bloggers to benefit from the same legal protection and respect as journalists from more traditional media. The arrest of a journalist or blogger is serious decision which must take place within the context of a framework of transparent judicial procedure. This has not been the case with the two arrests made in the last month."
(Reports without Frontiers)