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Egypt’s Last Independent Editor Arrested

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A news website in Egypt which is perceived to be one of the last independent voices in the country has recently revealed that its editor has been arrested.

Mada Masr disclosed that Lina Atallah was detained while conducting an interview with the mother of a leading activist and blogger, Alaa Abdel Fattah, outside the prison where he is being held.

Adding that Ms Atallah is now being held at a police station.

It was also recalled tha last November, Lina Atallah and two other journalists were detained for several hours during a raid by the security forces on the Mada Masr office in Cairo.

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