Battle of the Camel suspect El-Gabri released on bail

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Jun 2011

Despite facing charges of allegedly instigating violence against protesters during the Egyptian revolution, Abdel Nasser El-Gabri has been released from prison on health grounds

Abdel Nasser El-Gabri, the former National Democratic Party MP representing El-Haram, was released on bail Thursday despite being accused of involvement in the notorious 'Battle of the Camel' incident during the January 25 Revolution in Egypt.  
Weeks ago, El-Gabri was incarcerated in Tora Prison along with many former governmental officials and ministers who are facing multiple charges of corruption after an 18-day revolt led to the ouster of the formerly ruling regime. 

El-Gabri was released after submitting medical documents proving that his health is deteriorating due to a tumour in his liver, a condition that has to be treated in a more advanced facility than the prison hospital.

El-Gabri paid LE200 bail to walk out of Tora Prison.

Some hospitals have refused to receive the former parliamentarian, saying they wouldn’t be able to provide him proper protection against potential revenge attacks.

El-Gabri is accused to inciting horsemen and stable owners from Haram to go to Tahrir Square to attack peaceful protesters on 2 February. Many were killed in the subsequent melee that became known as the 'Battle of the Camel.'

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