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Still No Word From RFE/RL Reporters After Apparent Release In Cairo


There was still no word from two correspondents for Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty one day after they were said to have been released from a police station in Cairo.

The two reporters, Robert Tait and Abdelilah Nuaimi, were detained just after arriving in the Egyptian capital on February 4 to report on the ongoing political unrest. Both are U.K. citizens.

RFE/RL earlier spoke with a man (unnamed) detained with Tait and Nuaimi who said they had been held at an unknown location "but were treated very well."

Tait and Nuaimi were said to be en route to the airport in a police escort for a flight back to Europe, but there has been no direct contact with them since their arrest.