The Egyptian authorities arrested journalist Mohamed Mustafa Mousa from his home in Alexandria and took him to an unknown location. The number of detained journalists who are members of the Journalist Syndicate has reached 14, in addition to a number of other journalists who are not members of the syndicate.
Mousa’s family said that he was arrested last Saturday in Alexandria, and was transferred to an unknown location, after a security force went to his mother’s house and another security force to his father’s house in search for him.
The detained journalist suffers from weakness of the heart muscle, and has installed five stents, and needs to take heart medication daily.
Since the launch of the National Dialogue last April, the number of journalists arrested has risen to six, Raouf Ebead, Safaa Al-Korbagi, Amr Shanan, and Manal Agrama, Mahmoud Saad Diab, and Mohamed Mustafa Mousa.
Egypt ranks 166 of 180 countries in the Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders for 2022. Egypt also ranked third in countries that detain the largest number of journalists after China and Myanmar.