Egypt's Sisi to meet French president, defence minister for bilateral talks in Paris on Monday    Security forces disperse protest by post-graduate degree holders in Tahrir Square    Ban asks Turkey, Russia to de-escalate tension    Egypt's stocks closed up in Sunday's trading    Egypt's Sisi appoints Mubarak-era minister head of the Suez Canal's economic zone    Afreximbank offers to improve Egypt's FX liquidity with $1 billion facility    80-year-old Egyptian parliamentary candidate dies before run-offs    Lafita inspires Getafe to beat misfiring Villarreal    PHOTO GALLERY: Rallies without marchers in Paris ahead of climate summit    Picture of the day: 'Shoes rally' in Paris ahead of climate summit    Proverb of the day: He who you underestimate will beat youاللى تستهتر بيه يغلبك    Live score: Egypt v Algeria (Africa U23 Cup of Nations)    Live score: Eibar v Real Madrid (Spain La Liga)    U.S. presidential candidate says ousting Egypt's Mubarak was a ‘mistake'    Syrian army advances against ISIS east of Aleppo: Syria state TV    Paris climate activists plan human chain on global day of action    Egypt wins IMO Executive Membership    Imposed Sanctions only deepen Russia-Turkish problem: Turkish official    '90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb', Egypt says    Britain's Fallon says parliament's Syria vote uncertain: Sunday Telegraph    IS affiliate in Egypt claims responsibility for killing Giza policemen    Egypt's water and sewage systems require $122.7 million for upgrade    Egypt expects to start power output from 1st nuclear reactor by 2024 - PM    Israel invests $2.6 million to allure Russian tourists scared to travel to Egypt or Turkey    Four Egyptian policemen shoot dead in Giza Pyramids    TURKEY'S ACTIONS SHOW THE DESPAIR OF THE REGIME CHANGE CAMP    I Came To Jerusalem To Honour Memory Of A Mentor, Not To Visit: Egypt's Pope Tawadros II    One Killed And 10 Injured In 2 Road Crashes In Egypt's Beheira    Picture of the day: Thousands organise 'Black Friday' protest against police murder in Chicago    Briefs    Clamour for cheaper groceries    Explosion in the north    ‘Gender equality not just a women's issue'    Sudden exit    Cairo turns orange    CINEMA    Clutch the trophy    Fault lines defined?    THEATRE    For the love of cinema    EXHIBITIONS    Egypt announces results of parliamentary elections 2nd phase with 30% turnout    wires- Rare, 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection: Christie's    Egyptian film Out on the Street wins best film award at Latin-Arab Int'l Film Festival    Women and Copts oppose constitutional changes    تييري هنري يقود نجوم الكرة حول العالم: صلوا من أجل باريس    Russia needs own investigation into doping allegations: Putin    US, Egyptian, Italian alliances win Maspero Triangle replanning contest    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Tunisia investigates 14 Egyptian fishermen, 3 threaten suicide
Published in Youm7 on 01 - 09 - 2011

KAFR EL SHEIKH, Egypt: Tunisian authorities started investigations with 14 Egyptian fishermen who were detained on August 18, said Ahmed Nasser, the president of the fisherman's society in Egypt's Mughayzal village.
The fishermen were on board the ‘Youssef el-Kelany' and were close to the territorial waters of Tunisia. They were forced by a Tunisian patrol to enter Tunisian waters, where they were arrested. Tunisian authorities have accused the fishermen of trying to sink the Tunisian ship that forced them into Tunisian waters.
The fishermen began their trip on July 28 from village of Mughayzal from the governorate of Kafr el-Sheikh, heading for Malta.
Nassar demanded the Egyptian Foreign Ministry intervene to secure the release of the fishermen, especially since they did not enter the territorial waters of Tunisia. They were on a fishing trip and the waves pushed them near the coast of Tunisia, he said.
Three of the 14 fishermen have threatened to commit suicide if they are not released. The fishermen said they might be sentenced to prison, which made them think of suicide.
They called Nassar and demanded the Egyptian Foreign Ministry rescue them from the Tunisian authorities.
Tunisian authorities also detained two boats the ‘Mohamed & Hassan' carrying 15 fishermen 10 days ago.

Clic here to read the story from its source.