Egypt can’t substantiate Eritrean ‘abductions’ Edited for the news-quoting - Michał Kalina.
Dec 12th, 2010 | By Joseph Mayton | Category: Africa, Egypt, Human Rights News 1
CAIRO: The Egyptian foreign ministry on Saturday could not confirm or deny the alleged abduction of around 250 Eritreans in the Sinai Peninsula by smugglers. The country’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the government has no information over the reports that there were hostages in the desert.
“The interior ministry, which is always in contact with the foreign ministry, has no information whatsoever about reports that hundreds of Eritreans are held hostage in Sinai,” Abul Gheit said in a press statement.