3 March 2014

Egypt Prosecutor Releases Another 22 Students

Photo: Xinhua/STR
An Egyptian protester hurls stones at riot police during clashes (file photo).

Cairo — Egypt's prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat ordered on Monday the release of 22 students, who were detained over clashes with security forces, in concern for their educational future and social conditions.

The detained were accused of committing violence, thuggery and vandalism in different neighborhoods in Giza.

Fifty-three other students were also ordered released earlier on Monday due to the same reasons.

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