Two activists taken by Military Intelligence

My thoughts are with Mostafa Nasr and Isslam Kamel, who were taken from a downtown apartment this morning by military intelligence, and are still in custody. Two Americans who were taken with them have been released and will be deported. Things could wind up a lot worse for Mostafa and Isslam, both lovely intelligent guys.

Mostafa Nasr

Isslam Kamel


Great news. Apparently Isslam and Mostafa are free! That was faster than any of us had dared hope for. 

There is also doubt about whether the two americans arrested with them will actually face deportation. Will follow the case, and hopefully speak with the whole group about their ordeal.


About Austin G. Mackell

I am a freelance journalist who has worked for a variety of corporate and community outlets from my hometown of Sydney and from the Middle East, including from Lebanon during Israels 2006 invasion and from Iran during the tumultuous presidential elections there in 2009. I have recently moved to Cairo to watch the revolutions in Arab world unfold.
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