Egyptian web editor arrested
The web editor of balady.net, an Egyptian Islamist website, has been arrested:
Egyptian authorities have arrested the second online journalist in six weeks, closing his website and confiscating work material.I would assume that this had to do with the recent arrests of Brotherhood supporters, but I don't know much about this case right now.
Ahmed Mahmoud Abdallah, also known as 'Abu-Islam', is editor of the Balady Net news site and former editor of the now defunct opposition newspaper Al-Shaab. He is a member of the Union of Egyptian Journalists and head of the Centre for Islamic Enlightenment, a project that aims to encourage different religions to work together.
Mr Abdallah was arrested in Cairo on 5 December by state security agents.