Egypt arrests mother who appeared in BBC report

MENA

Published: 2018-03-02 16:49

Last Updated: 2018-03-02 21:04


The mother during her interview with the BBC.
The mother during her interview with the BBC.
Roya News Source

Egyptian police have arrested a woman who said in a BBC report that the authorities had kidnapped and tortured her daughter, according to AP.

The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms said in a social media post that the mother, known as Oum Zubeida, was arrested on Wednesday.

Ezzat Ghoneim, the human rights group’s lawyer who posted the news, went missing on his way home on Thursday evening.

Both the lawyer and the woman’s phones are currently unreachable.

In February, the BBC had aired a 14-minute report about the Egyptian January Revolution and the current Egyptian regime’s human rights violations.

In the report, the woman said that her daughter, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood, was kidnapped by the regime.

Days later, the Egyptian government warned the media from publishing fake news.

A local Egyptian TV channel hosted the allegedly kidnapped daughter, who said that her mother was lying and that she was never tortured.