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US embassy confirms detention of Cairo staffer

Egyptian citizen Ahmed Aleiba was arrested on 25 January, reportedly during a pro-Morsi march

Ahram Online , Thursday 13 Feb 2014
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The US embassy in Cairo has confirmed that a staff member has been held without charge for nearly three weeks.

Ahmed Aleiba, an Egyptian, was arrested by the authorities on 25 January, the embassy said in a statement on Thursday.

The authorities have not told the embassy why they are holding him.

Al-Arabiya news channel claimed Aleiba was arrested at a pro-Morsi march.

In July 2013 Al-Watan newspaper said Aleiba had arranged meetings between visiting US government officials and Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat El-Shater.

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