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One arrest in murder case of Greek journalist Nikolaos Katsikas in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are investigating the murder of  Greek veteran journalist and correspondent of state-run news agencies in Greece and Cyprus 56-year-old Nikolaos Katsikas. The victim was stabbed to death and was found in his home in Giza, last week.

According to Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, authorities announced on Tuesday the arrest of a food delivery courier as the main suspect.

Citing judicial sources, Ahram reports that the motive for the murder is believed to be robbery. Apparently the suspect worked in a restaurant and knew the victim.

Egyptian authorities have now given permission for the burial of the journalist’s body. Katsikas was found dead with multiple stab wounds in his apartment in  Giza’s Sheikh Zayed neighborhood. on Saturday.

According to Greek state broadcaster ERT, the perpetrator removed valuable items from the victim’s home after the murder.

Katsikas had been working as a correspondent for the Athens Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) and state broadcaster ERT in Cairo since September of 2016. He also worked as a correspondent for Cypriot state RIK TV in Cairo.

An active member of the Greek community in Egypt, Katsikas founded newspaper “Fos” in Cairo and edited the monthly edition of Alexandrinos Tahydramos in Alexandria. Both publications are produced by the Greek community in Egypt.

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