Bert Sundström
swedish radio journalists harassed

Swedish TV reporter knifed in Cairo

Updated 22:05

Swedish Television’s correspondent Bert Sundström has been seriously injured and is being treated in a Cairo hospital for knife wounds. Swedish Television News reports that his condition is stable, and that Swedish police officers are at the hospital with him.

It is unclear how he was injured. Earlier Thursday it was reported that Bert Sundström had been abducted. His editors in Stockholm attempted to reach him by phone, but were answered by an Arabic speaker who said Sundström was a captive of the Egyptian military.

A number of other foreign journalists have been reported taken captive, robbed, or harassed in Egypt.

Two correspondents for Swedish Radio News in Cairo, Nils Horner and Cecilia Uddén, were surrounded Thursday by police who threatened to arrest them, and forced them to erase the interviews from their recorders.

Swedish Television News reports that the Egyptian military has issued a secret order calling for the arrest of all foreign journalists.

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