EOHR denounces kidnapping the journalist Mahmoud Othman

July 9th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its deep distress concerning kidnapping the journalist Mahmoud Othman of Al Youm Al Saba Newspaper during his coverage of the protest of Al-Manasa in Nasr City. The organization calls for immediate investigation in this incident.

EOHR received a phone call from his colleague Ahmad Mostafa, who mentioned that at around half past two pm, Mahmoud Othman was kidnapped whilst covering the protests by unidentified persons.  He is reported to have been forced in a car and his personal belongings were taken. He was then released and went to a police station in Nasr City to report the incident.

In this context, EOHR calls for an immediate investigation and identification of the perpetrator of this crime and the publication of the reports to be viewed by the general public.

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