Moroccan journalist accused of stealing Bahrain minister's phone

Bahrain’s Culture Minister was speaking to the media in the North African country when she alleges a journalist stole her phone
Moroccan journalist accused of stealing Bahrain minister's phone
Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa. (Getty Images)
By Courtney Trenwith
Mon 11 Aug 2014 01:14 PM

A Moroccan journalist has been accused of stealing Bahrain’s Culture Minister’s mobile phone during an interview in the North African country.

Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa was reportedly in Morocco for a cultural event and had been talking to the female journalist in the northern town of Tangier before she noticed her phone was missing, Morocco’s Hespress news network said.

Security cameras appeared to show the journalist pick up the phone from a table while the minister was distracted, speaking to the media.

“Police later arrested the journalist near her home. She apologised for what she did and returned the mobile to the police, who detained her for questioning,” the news agency said.

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