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Egypt foreign ministry in talks with Sudan for journalist's release

Mohamed Kamel Amr is instructing Egypt's Khartoum embassy to work for the release of former Ahram Online reporter Salma El-Wardany, arrested on Thursday while covering protests

Ahram Online, Thursday 21 Jun 2012
former Ahram Online reporter Salma El-Wardany
former Ahram Online reporter Salma El-Wardany
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Egypt's foreign ministry is holding intensive talks with Sudanese officials to demand the release of detained Egyptian journalist Salma El-Wardany.

Egypt's Foreign Minister, Mohamed Kamel Amr, has told the Egyptian embassy in Khartoum to make urgent contact with Sudanese authorities to secure the release of El-Wardany and ensure her safe return to Cairo.
 
El-Wardany, 25, is a Bloomberg reporter arrested on Thursday morning while covering protests in Sudan, now in their fifth day. She was previously a business reporter at Ahram Online.
 
El-Wardany was arrested along with blogger Maha El-Senussi while covering demonstrations at the University of Khartoum.
 
News of El-Wardany’s arrest has spread quickly on the internet. Activists are calling for a solidarity protest in front of the Sudan embassy in Cairo's Garden City at 5pm.
 
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