Egyptian opposition figure detained en route to Turkey

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CAIRO – An Egyptian opposition figure was detained earlier this week at Luxor airport in southern Egypt while en route to Turkey, according to a statement released by the We Record human rights group on Thursday. Hossam Menoufi Salam on a Badr airline flight from the Sudanese capital Khartoum to Turkey on Wednesday, when the flight’s captain informed the passenger that he would make an emergency landing in Luxor airport due to a malfunction in the plane, We Record reported, citing witnesses. Upon landing in Luxor, Salam was detained and taken to the state security office at the airport for que…

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