Security forces in Egypt stormed journalist Mohamed Saber Albetawy' house at dawn arresting him after they searched the house and confiscated his laptop and personal documents belonging to his wife without any legal support.
The arrest took place less than 48 hours between the press syndicate's council and the editors-in-chief of all Egyptian national, partisan and private newspapers to discuss the ongoing pressures facing journalists and the restriction of their freedom of expression. Mohamed's wife submitted a complaint to the general attorney on June 17th after learning he was held at the National Security quarters in Shobra Kheima however there were no reasons given for his detention nor information regarding his charges. She called on all human rights organizations and syndicates to interfere and pressure for the release of her husband.
It is worth noting that Mohamed is a member of the Press Syndicate and has been a journalist with the Akhbar Alyoum institution since 2007. He earned an Islamic Studies degree from the Azhar University and his arrest took place just days after a reconciliation took place between the Interior Ministry and the Masry Alyoum and Youm el Saba papers. However it appears that systematic silencing of the press continues with disregard to the freedom of expression.