Al Arabiya crew detained at Cairo subway
The crew were detained by a Cairo subway official and had their recording tapes confiscated
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.