Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cairo: Belgian anti-Israel journalist captured, beaten, accused of spying

Serge Dumont is Jewish and his real  name is Maurice Safatti.  He works for the notoriously anti-Israel Belgian newspaper Le Soir and is their correspondent in Israel.  His articles are much appreciated by anti-Zionist blogs such as France Palestine Solidarité. See HERE. Here is what we wrote about him in 2008 : Belgian newspaper Le Soir claims that Israel prefers Western immigrants and which is typical of his style.  We hope that he is safe and that he will be released as soon as possible.

European newspapers are reporting that a Belgian correspondent in Cairo has been beaten, detained and accused of spying.

The papers say Serge Dumont was covering a demonstration in support of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak when he was taken by unidentified people in civilian clothes to a military post, where he was accused of espionage.

Dumont, whose real name is Maurice Sarfatti, reports for newspapers in Brussels, northern France and Geneva.

The papers said that Dumont told them by telephone that he was punched repeatedly in the face Wednesday and called him a supporter of opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei.  The newspapers said they were vigorously protesting what they said was an attack on freedom of information.

1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

When it comes to individuals like that, I am more of an "eye for an eye" person!!