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Egyptian harassment of journalists unacceptable: UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Interference with the internet and mobile networks and harassment of journalists in Egypt are unacceptable, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday.
"The scenes that we have witnessed over the last 24 hours are reprehensible," Hague said in a statement, calling for the investigation promised by Egyptian authorities to be "full and open."
"The abuse of Internet and mobile networks and, in particular, today's increased intimidation and harassment of journalists are unacceptable and disturbing," he said.
Foreign and Egyptian journalists have been attacked during violent clashes in Egypt while British-based mobile operator Vodafone accused Egyptian authorities of using its network to send pro-government text messages to subscribers.
(Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Keith Weir)
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