Iran top lawmaker deplores al-Alam office attack

Iran top lawmaker deplores al-Alam office attack
Sun Jul 21, 2013 19:44:59

A top Iranian lawmaker has deplored the Egyptian security forces’ attack on the office of al-Alam TV News channel in Cairo.

On Saturday, police in Cairo stormed into the building of the TV channel and confiscated its equipment.

“As the channel broadcast the truth about Islamic awakening and attempted to help realize the cause of Muslim Egyptians, I hope that it may come up with its duties hereafter,” prominent Iranian parliamentarian Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel told al-Alam on Sunday.

After the Egyptian police attack on al-Alam office, Ahmad Al-Siyoufi, the office’s local director who has been held in police custody was taken to Egypt prosecution office for interrogation.

He was freed on bail on Sunday, though the detail about his overnight custody is still unknown.

Al-Alam office in Cairo has already come under three attacks since the Egyptian revolution was born on January 25, 2011.

Egyptian police claimed that the channel was working without license.

Egyptian security forces attacked al-Alam office in Cairo last year, just days before Egypt’s first democratically-elected government led by Mohammad Morsi came to power.


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