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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:31 PM

Egypt Turns Back Veteran New York Times Reporter

Source: NYT

CAIRO — Egyptian officials detained a New York Times correspondent after he arrived in Cairo on Monday, holding him incommunicado for hours before forcing him onto a flight back to London without explanation.

The move against the correspondent, David D. Kirkpatrick, is an escalation of a severe crackdown against the news media under Egypt’s strongman leader, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Egyptian journalists have borne the brunt of Mr. el-Sisi’s repression, with dozens imprisoned or forced into exile. But of late, a lack of pushback from the United States has emboldened Egypt’s security forces to take stronger action against representatives of Western news outlets, including expulsion.

Mr. Kirkpatrick, 48, was Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times from 2011 to 2015 and is the author of a recent book on Egypt, “Into the Hands of the Soldiers.” He was detained on arrival at Cairo airport on Monday night by security officials.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/world/middleeast/egypt-david-kirkpatrick.html



Kirkpatrick's phone was confiscated and he was held without food or water for several hours before being escorted onto a flight back to London.

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highplainsdem Feb 19 OP
Haggis for Breakfast Feb 19 #1
fountainofyouth Feb 19 #2
SunSeeker Feb 19 #5
cstanleytech Feb 19 #7
Blue_Tires Feb 19 #3
Haggis for Breakfast Feb 19 #6
SunSeeker Feb 19 #4

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:43 PM

1. And our intrepid Secretary of State is doing what ? ? ? ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:51 PM

2. Probably bashing the New York Times himself n/t

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:13 PM

5. He was probably the one who dropped the dime on Kirkpatrick.

The Trump administration is fine with this.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:20 PM

7. Probably sending Egypt a thank you basket along with a card that reads

"Thanks, its something we wish we could do if we did not have that pesky 1st amendment still in the way but we hope to resolve that problem soon.".

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:56 PM

3. Greenwald and Scahill were unavailable for comment

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:17 PM

6. Probably at a benefit for Jill Stein's 2020 bid.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:11 PM

4. K & R for exposure.

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