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Sudanese authorities detain 12 Egyptian fishermen

The men, who were reportedly fishing without a permit, were taken to the Sudan’s northern city of Osaif last Saturday

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Twelve Egyptian fishermen have been detained by Sudanese authorities for supposedly intruding in the country’s waters, Egypt’s Al Ahram reported Friday.

The men, who were reportedly fishing without a permit, were taken to Sudan’s northern city of Osaif last Saturday.

They are being detained pending investigation, according to the newspaper.

The families of the fishermen called on President Abdel Fattah al Sisi to intervene and secure their release.

Earlier in August, Sudan released a number of Egyptian fishermen who had been arrested for the same reason.