Saturday, April 12, 2008

Journalism student arrested in Egypt

James Bucks, who was in Egypt to take photographs related to his UC Berkeley journalism thesis project, was arrested Thursday when he was interviewing relatives of people detained in a food riot, ABC7's Heather Ishimaru reports. Bucks has been released and is due to return to San Francisco today (April 12). Bucks said he wasn't abused in jail and was allowed to keep his cell phone. But he said he was told that his translator is a "dead man." The ABC7 report quoted Journalism Dean Neil Henry as saying he wouldn't feel relieved until Bucks was in the air and out of Egypt. (Photo credit: James Bucks, via ABC7)

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