Egypt: American blogger and activist detained,Laptop Confiscated

UPDATE: I was able to contact Travis Randall for few minutes, and he told me that the security officers returned his laptop and cell phone, before boarding back to London.
He was kept waiting at for 3 hours and then from about midnight to 8am. During that period, the security officers had the phone and laptop with them.

travis randallLast night, Tuesday 1st September 09, the American activist and blogger Travis Randall, who participated in a small march supporting Gaza earlier this year, was detained by security officers for tow hours upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport. Security officers gave no explanation for the detention. Furthermore, they confiscated Randall's laptop and cell phone.

At around 1:30 am, Randall was told that he is not allowed into Egypt and was forced to purchase a return ticket back to London on the next morning.

Now, his computer is joining other laptops that have been confiscated recently by security officers at Cairo International Airpor. It should be mentioned that this situation happened earlier with the Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas how had his laptop and some of his belongings confiscated.


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