The newspaper said that the conversion lasted nearly an hour, during which he "stressed that he was detained legally, according to a Prosecution Warrant, that the intelligence officers are treating him humanely and that all his needs are being met."
The phone call was made in the presence of an Egyptian prosecutor. Grapel reportedly told his parents his interrogations were taking place at the State Security Services' headquarters, "in accordance to the law."
Garpel reportedly stressed he was doing well, describing how authorities never questioned him unless his appointed counsel was present.
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