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Tunisia releases 15 Egyptian fishermen

Earlier this month 101 Egyptian fishermen were released after being detained in Sudan since April

Ahram Online , Saturday 22 Aug 2015
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Fifteen Egyptian fishermen arrived on Saturday from Tunisia after being released from detention for a territorial breach, a security source told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

The fishermen were detained in July near Sfax port, located southeast Tunisia.

Earlier this month, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir ordered the release of 101 Egyptian fishermen who had been detained in Port Sudan since April for trespassing in Sudanese waters.

Shortly after Al-Bashir's order, El-Sisi issued a release order for 44 Sudanese miners who had been imprisoned in Egypt for crossing in to the country illegally.

Thirty-seven of the men were released on Friday, the fate of the other seven was not immediately clear.

Last week a new group of Egyptian fishermen were arrested in Sudan for allegedly trespassing in its waters.


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