Egypt: Journalist and lawyer held in crackdown
Cairo: An Egyptian labor lawyer and a journalist have been detained, raising rights activists` concerns that the military-led government is widening its crackdown to include non-Islamist critics of its policies.
Labor lawyer Haitham Mohammadain is in custody after a policeman accused him of belonging to a secret organization. His lawyer, Maha Youssef, on Friday said that Mohammadain, a member of a revolutionary group critical of the military, has yet to be formally charged, a day after his arrest.
Separately, a military official said journalist Ahmed Abu-Draa, who reports from the Sinai Peninsula, is held pending military investigation for publishing wrong information about an ongoing security operation.
The official spoke on condition anonymity because he isn`t authorized to brief reporters.
Abu-Draa had questioned the military`s reports on its operation against militant groups there.
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