Egyptian armed forces to review case of imprisoned university student

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Mar 2011

Egypt’s military ruling council agrees on Facebook to review the case of Ain Shams University student sentenced to three years by a military court

Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces declared on Monday through its official Facebook page that it will take a second look at the case of Ain Shams University student, Amr Eissa, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

The statement assured that the armed forces did not intend to target anyone except “thugs” and that it made clear from the start of the revolution its respect for what it called the “free youth,” which it never opposed.

This comes after Ain Shams University students protested on Sunday the imprisonment and three-year judgment against fellow student, Amr Eissa. 

Eissa was arrested in Tahrir Square on 9 March when the military decided to disperse the sit-in that started during Egypt’s revolution, occupying Cairo’s central square and eventually led to the ousting of the former president on 11 February. Demonstrations have continued in the square to ensure that the remainder of the protesters’ demands are respected.

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