Egypt Releases Dutch Policemen
Egyptian authorities have released on Wednesday the four Dutch policemen who had been detained in Egypt over charges of beating up an Egyptian while being deported from Netherlands, reports said.
Ezzat Mohammed Aref, 27, who arrived on a KLM plane from Amsterdam with the Dutch policemen who were deporting him claimed that they had harassed him, BBC said.
He said that the men had beaten him severely enough to break his arm.
A Dutch diplomat was quoted by the BBC as saying that the Egyptian authorities released the Four men, as they had no jurisdiction over the incident because it did not take place in Egypt.
Aref, an illegal immigrant for nine years in the Netherlands, had been awaiting a court decision on his status when police deported him, apparently for staying beyond the period allowed by his visa, said the agency.
The Associated Press news agency reported that the four men were referred for questioning and taken to a police station in Heliopolis after an airport medical check showed bruises on Aref's arm.
The men were due back in the Netherlands on Wednesday – Albawaba.com
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