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Journalist and blogger Ahmed Seif Al-Nasr arrested in Fayoum

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist and blogger Ahmed Seif Al-Nasr's arrest on 10 April 2009 in Fayoum, 130 km southwest of Cairo, after covering the arrest of many Fayoum University students the previous day. The regional correspondent of the independent daily "Al-Dostour", Nasr was arrested at 2 a.m. (local time) and was taken to Qohafa police station in Fayoum.

Aged 41, Nasr also writes for the Fayoum Window ( http://www.fayoumwindow.net/ ) website and keeps a blog called A'al Makshouf (meaning "Fair and Clear") in which he often criticises government policy ( http://www.sifelnasr.blogspot.com/ ).

He is currently being held in Fayoum's Bandar police station, where he has gone on hunger strike in protest against his arrest.

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