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American jailed in Egypt asks Obama for help

  • An Egyptian American who was captured in Egypt last summer is now asking President Obama to help free him. Reports suggest that he recorded his message in a video, which was smuggled out of prison and handed over to the media. 

    "Before getting arrested, I was documenting crimes against justice, against humanity, against democracy in Egyptians," Mohamed Soltan said. "I've had my freedom stripped away from me. Why? Because I was living by the same rules and principles that our founding fathers built this great nation on."

    The Guardian notes that the man was arrested after a protest camp last year. 

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