27 September 2012

Egypt: Morsi Entrusts Consul in NY to Follow Up Mona El-Tahawy's Case

President Mohamed Morsi entrusted on Thursday 27/9/2012 Egypt's Consul General in New York Youssef Zada with following up the case of Egyptian reporter Mona el-Tahawy, who was arrested by New York police on Wednesday 26/9/2012.

Remarks to this effect were given by Presidential Spokesman Yasser Ali before the departure of president Morsi and his accompanying delegation after a New York visit to attend the United Nations General Assembly's annual meetings.

Tahawy was nabbed for spray-painting an advertisement equating Muslim radicals with savages at a New York City subway station.

Tahawy faces charges including criminal mischief and making graffiti, police said. Her arrest was captured on video by a New York Post camera crew and posted online. She was released on bail by US police.

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