HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 c1326
Mr. ADAMSON (by Private Notice)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is a fact that Kyriakos Mikhail, the editor of the "Egyptian Gazette," has been arrested; if so, whether he can state the grounds for this action, and whether it is proposed to try this man in open Court?


Kyriakos Mikhail, the editor of the "Egyptian Circular," has been arrested with a view to his deportation to Egypt. He has been concerned in stirring up trouble among Egyptians, and circulating false and libellous statements with regard to British troops, and is no longer entitled to the hospitality of this; country.


Would it not be well, in the public interest, to try this man in open Court—[HON. MEMBERS: "No!"]—so that his allegation, if untrue, can be refuted?


No, Sir; that is not at all desirable.