Rabab Fathy reports for The Cairo Post that on Feb. 11, 2014, the U.S. embassy in Cairo confirmed that the Egyptian government’s National Security Agency had arrested a local embassy employee on Jan. 25.
Mofid al-Deek, Media Attaché and the spokesperson of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, said: “We confirm that one of our local employees was arrested on Jan. 25. According to our information, there are no charges against him so far.” The embassy is communicating with the Egyptian government to understand the reason for the employee’s detention.
A security source reported National Security arrested Ahmed A., a U.S embassy employee in charge of the political Islam file, who was in constant contact with Khairat el-Shater, First Deputy of the General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, when the group ruled the country.
The suspect was arrested while participating with others in marches and riots in Giza Governorate. He is being investigated by the National Security Agency to determine the dimensions of his activity.