The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Blogger Wael Abbas held at Cairo airport

Egyptian mega-blogger Wael Abbas is being detained at Cairo Airport after his passport was confiscated last night. This is the first time this happens to Wael, who is currently holding a sit-in with a banner at the airport requesting his passport back. He's been Tweeting his situation - below are his updates as of 8:40am Egyptian time.

Update: Wael tweets at 10:40am: