Amnesty employee, others 'arrested in Cairo'

3rd February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Egyptian police on Thursday arrested a French employee of human rights group Amnesty International and several other activists at a rights centre in Cairo, the London-based group said.

Military police surrounded the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre and prevented people leaving, an Amnesty spokeswoman told AFP, before non-military police moved in and detained the employee and "a number of human rights activists."

"The colleage has been arrested and taken to a police centre," the spokeswoman said.

Activists, including another Amnesty employee, are still being held inside the rights centre.

© 2011 AFP

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