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Al Arabiya crew detained at Cairo subway

The crew were detained by a Cairo subway official and had their recording tapes confiscated

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Al Arabiya’s crew were briefly detained by the head of Cairo’s underground metro on Wednesday and had their recording tapes confiscated.

The crew of Al Arabiya’s “Al-Sharea al-Masry” (The Egyptian Street) was scheduled to conduct an interview with Major General Ismael al-Nagdy, chairman of the Cairo subway, at his office Wednesday.

Al-Nagdy objected to a question directed to him by the show’s presenter, Doha al-Zohairi, about crashes in the metro.

When the interview was over, al-Nagdy ordered his staff to detain Al Arabiya’s crew and forcefully confiscate tapes in which the footage were recorded on.

The crew were later released and filed a complaint at a police station over the incident.