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Two RFE/RL Reporters Detained In Cairo

Two correspondents for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty have been detained in Cairo.

Robert Tait and Abdelilah Nuaimi -- both U.K. citizens -- had just flown into the Egyptian capital to report on the ongoing political unrest.

RFE/RL made contact briefly around 1 p.m. local time with Tait, who said he had to cut the call short because he and Nuaimi were being detained.

A local RFE/RL correspondent in Cairo spoke around the same time to Nuaimi, who told him they were being held in what he believed to be a police station in the city's Al-Azhar area.

"We call on the Egyptian authorities to release our correspondents and their equipment immediately," said RFE/RL News Director Jay Tolson.