UPDATED: Italian journalist held at Cairo airport

epa05317102 Passengers wait at Cairo International Airport, in Cairo, 19 May 2016. Egypt's state-owned carrier, EgyptAir, said on 19 May its Airbus A320 Flight MS804 disappeared off radar some 16km after entering Egypt's airspace. The plane, said to be carrying 66 people on board, 56 passengers and 10 crew members, took off from France's Charles de Gaulle airport on 18 May night and was expected to land in Cairo on 19 May early morning. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

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Francesca Borri, an Italian freelance journalist, was held at Cairo airport late on Thursday after arriving in Egypt on the flight from Italy, sources said on Friday.

She was allowed back to Italy later Friday.
The reason for the move, and her release, was not yet known.

The Italian embassy in Egypt is closely following the case, diplomatic sources told ANSA. The consul went to the airport immediately to help and is currently in the same room as the journalist, the sources said.


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