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21:18  13 november  2017
21:18  13 november  2017 Source:   CNN

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Two Swiss journalists were detained while covering the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, according to a statement by Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

without access to the outside world and interrogated by the authorities for lengthy periods, according to their employer, the Swiss broadcaster RTS. Journalist Serge Enderlin and cameraman Jon Bjorgvinsson were detained last Thursday after taking pictures at an open-air market in Abu Dhabi .

The Swiss journalists had traveled to the UAE to cover the opening of The Louvre Abu Dhabi, a $1 billion project. © KARIM SAHIB/AFP/AFP/Getty Images The Swiss journalists had traveled to the UAE to cover the opening of The Louvre Abu Dhabi, a $1 billion project.

Two Swiss journalists were detained while covering the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, according to a statement by Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

Journalist Serge Enderlin and cameraman Jon Bjorgvinsson were arrested as they filmed an open-air market, and were held for more than 50 hours, according to the statement.

UAE authorities said the journalists had trespassed at a restricted area in an industrial zone, prompting their arrest.

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Two Swiss journalists were detained while covering the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, according to a statement by Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have detained two journalists working for Swiss broadcaster RTS while they were covering the opening of the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi , and held them for two days.

"After the official opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi police witnessed the journalists trespassing at a secured location in Mussaffah, and subsequently stopped them for questioning. Police later transported the reporters for further questioning at the police department and subsequently released them without charge," read a statement to CNN by the UAE National Media Council.

A visitor takes a photo of a piece of a series of nine panels titled © GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images A visitor takes a photo of a piece of a series of nine panels titled "Untitled I-IX" by American artist Cy Twombly at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 11.

Enderlin said the pair had been "unlucky."

"We were caught by the police as we were filming in a market on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi where tens of thousands of immigrant workers live, building the country in harsh conditions. We simply wanted to document their life," he said.

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Two Swiss journalists were detained while covering the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, according to a statement by Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

Two Swiss journalists were detained while covering the opening of the Abu Dhabi Louvre in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, according to a statement by Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

RTS said the journalists were blindfolded as they were shuttled to several different locations.

"We were separated, had our phones and watches taken away and were put in total isolation," the statement quoted Bjorgvinsson as saying.

"They never laid a hand on us, but their interrogations were tough and long," he added. The statement added that the crew's gear was confiscated by UAE authorities.

"The NMC works to uphold the right of all media to report freely throughout the UAE. However we recognize that must be done in accordance with UAE laws and regulations," read the UAE National Media Council statement.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi -- a $1 billion project -- opened last week to great fanfare.

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