Egypt refuses entry to Cairo-based French journalist

By REUTERS
May 25, 2016 14:49




PARIS - Egypt denied entry to the Cairo correspondent of the La Croix newspaper and RTL radio without explanation after detaining him at the airport overnight, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Remy Pigaglio, who had been based in Cairo since 2014, arrived at Cairo International Airport on May 23 and was put on a flight out the next night despite high-level intervention by the French embassy, a statement by La Croix said.

It said Pigaglio had a valid six month journalist visa.

Egypt's interior ministry and foreign ministry did not immediately respond to calls for comment on the case.


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