Egyptian military arrests Italian national

July 13, 2011 19:16

CAIRO - Egyptian soldiers detained an Italian national on Wednesday for taking pictures of a military building in Cairo, the state's news agency MENA said.

"(The Italian national) was transferred to specialized units for investigation," the agency said, but did not give details.

Under Egyptian law, it is forbidden for any one to take pictures of some state buildings, including military facilities or buildings belonging to the army and police.

Officials in the Italian embassy in Cairo were not immediately available for comment.

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