A Spanish reporter says he has fled Egypt to avoid arrest. A Spanish reporter who wrote a book on the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood has said that he had fled Egypt after he was warned that local authorities were planning to arrest him. Ricard Gonzalez, 36, had been working in Egypt since 2011 as a correspondent for Spanish daily El Pais and had also contributed articles for Argentine newspaper La Nacion. He fled Egypt two weeks ago. "Spanish authorities told me there was an imminent risk of being arrested and indicted, and it could be serious. They advised me to leave the country," Gonzalez told AFP yesterday in a telephone interviews. Gonzalez said the Egyptian embassy in Madrid had expressed reservations about El Pais's coverage of the country under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. "There was a visit of Sisi to Spain and we ran some critical articles and editorials. It could be related to that... But nothing made me suspect that something like this could happen," he said. Gonzalez said his planned arrest could also be related to his book in Spanish, "The Rise and Fall of Muslim Brotherhood," the Islamist movement designated "terrorist group" by Cairo. After Sisi ousted Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, the authorities blacklisted his Muslim Brotherhood movement accusing it of deadly attacks on security forces. "I tried very hard to be objective and neutral. The book is critical of both - the current regime and also of the Muslim Brotherhood's year in power," he said.