Swedish blogger detained at Cairo airport, due to be expelled

first_img September 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Swedish blogger detained at Cairo airport, due to be expelled EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt News Per Bjorklund, a Cairo-based Swedish freelance journalist and blogger who covered a recent wave of factory strikes in Egypt, was denied entry on returning to the country yesterday and his passport was confiscated, apparently because his name appeared on a blacklist. As he arrived in Cairo on a flight from Prague, he is reportedly to be expelled on the next flight back to Prague, which is not until tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, neither the Swedish embassy nor Reporters Without Borders has been able to get in touch with him since his arrest and his present location is a mystery.“We urge the Egyptian authorities to free Bjorklund without delay and to explain why he has been treated in this manner,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable that he is unable to call his friends and family to tell them what is happening. The decision to expel him seems to be linked to his blog entries about the social unrest in Egypt during the past two years.”A Cairo airport security official told the Associated Press that Bjorklund was arrested on the orders of State Security.Bjorklund, who participated in a pro-Gaza demonstration in Cairo in February, writes about Egypt on his blog Egypt and Beyond (http://scandegypt.blogspot.com/).Travis Randall, a US freelance journalist and blogger living in Egypt, was stopped at Cairo airport and deported four weeks ago. Both Randall and Philip Rizk, a German-Egyptian activist, were questionned after participating in the same demonstration in February. When they tried to get into Egypt, Randall was held for 12 hours while Rizk was held for four days before being deported. Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Help by sharing this information EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staffcenter_img to go further January 22, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en February 1, 2021 Find out more News News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Receive email alertslast_img read more

NFL free agency news: Thomas Davis announces signing with Chargers

first_imgVery happy that I’m going to be able to showcase my talents for the LA Chargers! Long way from home but I’m extremely excited about this opportunity! #Year15ondeck #lookatGod— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) March 12, 2019″Very happy that I’m going to be able to showcase my talents for the LA Chargers! Long way from home but I’m extremely excited about this opportunity!” Davis, 35, posted to Twitter.Davis, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has spent his entire 14-year career with the Panthers. Carolina made the surprise decision in January to waive Davis to make room for a younger roster. Related News Despite being suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season due to PED use, Davis still recorded 79 tackles, six pass deflections and three tackles for a loss in 12 games. Thomas Davis is heading to sunny Los Angeles.The former Panthers linebacker announced Tuesday he signed a deal with the Chargers.center_img Chargers GM: Philip Rivers ‘not going anywhere’last_img read more