Middle East

Egypt: Police detain U.S. citizen, filmmaker

A riot police vehicle is seen outside Al-Azhar university during clashes between the riot policemen and student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi outside the university in Cairo December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

CAIRO: An Egyptian lawyer says police have arrested an American translator and an Egyptian filmmaker and held them in an undisclosed location for three days.

Ahmed Hassan told the Associated Press on Saturday that U.S. citizen Jeremy Hodge, 26, and Egyptian filmmaker Hossam Eddin el-Meneai, 36, have been detained since Wednesday after security forces arrested them from their apartment in a Cairo district. He says the local police station first acknowledged their arrest but later denied that the two were in their custody.

An official at the American Embassy in Cairo said, "We are aware that a U.S. citizen has been detained in Egypt and are providing all appropriate consular assistance. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment."





Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here