A task force dispatched by the Imbaba police station arrested yesterday, at dawn, Al-Jazeera Channel producer Huwayda Taha. It was her second arrest. Taha was arrested along with three crew members while shooting a new documentary: In the Shadows. The documentary covers the suffering of porters, peasants and marginalized people in the village of Nikla.
The crew was surprised when a police task force arrested them along with Hamdi Ma'bad, an activist of Al-Ard [Earth] Centre for Human Rights, who was accompanying them.
Police transported them to Imbaba police station where a warrant was issued, despite their having obtained filming authorization from the censorship committee.
Source: Al-Wafd, Cairo, in Arabic 29 Jan 08 p 1