Four French journalists released after Cairo arrests

France`s Foreign Ministry says Egyptian police have released four French journalists detained while covering violent unrest in Cairo.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 23:16 PM IST

Paris: France`s Foreign Ministry says
Egyptian police have released four French journalists detained
while covering violent unrest in Cairo.

Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero confirmed French
media reports saying that the four - for daily Le Figaro,
weeklies Paris Match and Journal du Dimanche, and photo agency
Sipa Press - were freed.

Valero said he didn`t immediately have further
details, such as whether the journalists were mistreated while
in custody today.

Sipa and Le Figaro said earlier that it had lost
contact with their journalists after they were arrested.

Thousands of anti-government protesters took to Cairo
streets today in a major escalation of days of challenges to
President Hosni Mubarak`s 30-year rule.

PTI