30 Russian students arrested in Egypt: Moscow
[Al Arabiya Latest] Russia's foreign ministry said Friday it has demanded an explanation from Egyptian authorities on why it arrested more than 30 Russian students alongside nationals from five other countries this week.
A ministry statement said citizens from Britain, Denmark, France, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were also taken in for questioning.
Members of Egypt's special services broke into the students' dormitories at Cairo's al-Azhar University on Wednesday and took them to an undisclosed location. "No charges were brought against them," the statement said.
|Were any of them named Nigel or Pierre?|
Russia's embassy in Cairo "sent a note to Egypt's foreign ministry to ask the reason for the arrests," the statement said.
|So why were they arrested -- oh forgot, Egypt is a dictatorship. The Russians should understand that ...|
Interfax news agency quoted a spokesman for the Russian embassy, Timur Agametov, as saying that the students come from Russia's north Caucasus region.
|Another sign of these degenerate times. Back in the day, a call to the president's office would have sufficed to get the Russians released and the arresting officers shot.|
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov condemned the arrests, saying the students' rights had been flouted, according to Ria Novosti agency.
|Chechens? Perhaps the Russians aren't quite so concerned about getting them released, then.|
Posted by: Fred 2009-05-30