Egyptian police scour German-Egyptian activist's home

February 9, 2009 11:24


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The sister of a detained German-Egyptian activist said Egyptian police searched their house early Monday morning, four days after her brother's arrest and disappearance. Activist Philip Rizk, a 26-year-old graduate student of Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo, was detained on Friday and his whereabouts are unknown. His sister Jeanette Rizk said Egyptian police spent three hours searching their home for books and documents before leaving at 4:30 a.m. local time, without taking any items. Rizk was detained after participating in a solidarity march for Palestinians in Gaza. Police have only confirmed his detention without providing further details.

Related Content

A general view of Kabul January 31, 2010.
August 17, 2018
Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory