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Woman at centre of sectarian violence in Imbaba, Abeer Talaat, is released

Abeer Talaat, who turned herself into police custody when sectarian violence erupted around her story of conversion from Christianity to Islam, has been released

Ahram Online, Tuesday 21 Jun 2011
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Abeer Talaat, the woman who was allegedly held by Coptic churches in Cairo after converting to Islam, and whose story enflamed sectarian violence in Imbaba last month was finally released on Tuesday.
 
Talaat turned herself in to the military council seeking ‎protection after the bloody incident on 7 May that left 12 killed and tens injured.

She remained in custody during the investigations into Imbaba’s sectarian violence. She was accused of giving false testimony about her marriage.

Forty eight people implicated in the Imbaba incidents are to be tried on 3 July.

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