Sheikh Bassiouni expected to be released soon

The son of a 65-year-old Lenasia man detained in Egypt has confirmed that his father is expected to be released soon by the country’s authorities. It’s understood that Sheikh Bassiouni was moved from the notorious Tora Prison, to a local police station. He was arrested by national security at Cairo[…]

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Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

Israeli naval forces on Wednesday detained four Palestinian fishermen off the Gazan coast and seized their boats, locals said. The detainees were identified as Muhammad al-Saiedi, Mahmoud Saiedi al-Saiedi, Marwan al-Saiedi, and Jihad Kaskin. Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Gaza, often claiming they went beyond[…]

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Four SA siblings held in Saudi jail

An influential Muslim family from Port Elizabeth has asked President Jacob Zuma to help them get their four children who are being detained in Saudi Arabia released, Rapport has reported. The Saudi authorities refuse to say why the children have been in custody for more than a month without being[…]

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Ramaphosa must assist detained: GOTG

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must intervene to assist the five South Africans detained by the Chinese government, with Ramaphosa currently in China, the Gift of the Givers said on Wednesday. “We call upon Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to raise the issue of the detained South Africans directly with the highest[…]

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Uncertainty over Sheikh Bassiouni

A South African-based scholar of Egyptian descent has entered his 16th week in detention at a notorious Cairo prison, following his arrest by Egyptian national security at the Cairo International Airport. Sheikh Abdul Salam Jad Bassiouni, 65, has been held at the Torah prison without charge since December 2014, with[…]

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