Egyptian accused of tourist street market bombing released pending investigations

Ahram Online, Saturday 6 Aug 2011

Khaled Abou El-Kheir, who denies charges of bombing a popular street market in Hussein, the Old Islamic district of Cairo, is released pending investigations

Egypt's State Security prosecution has ordered the release of Khaled Abou El-Kheir, pending investigations, who is accused of the 2009 bombings in Cairo’s popular tourist street market, Hussein, which killed one French tourist and injured 23 others.

Abou El-Kheir had denied all charges, claiming he has no relation to the bombings. He said that he had escaped prior to the bombings fearing he would be unfairly arrested, the same way his brother had been in the past.

The bombing took place in Cairo’s Old Islamic Hussein district on 22 February 2009. The authorities had found another explosive device that had not detonated. 

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