29 detained Egyptian students released

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Mar 2014

Students arrested as part of 25 January clashes have been released by prosecutors following a meeting between the interior minister and student union representatives

Giza's prosecution has ordered the release of 29 students who were detained while protesting on 25 January to mark the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

The students were arrested in clashes that ensued between demonstrators and security forces in the greater Cairo district of Dokki. They were accused of attacking security forces.

On Sunday, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim met with representatives from the Egyptian Student Union (ESU) who asked him to release the detained students.

After Sunday's meeting, ESU head Mohamed Badran said that Ibrahim had promised to release those students "not involved in any criminal activity."

Prosecutors on Sunday released 20 Al-Azhar University students arrested during clashes last year between pro-Muslim Brotherhood students and security forces on the university's Cairo campus.

In January, interim President Adly Mansour asked the prosecutor-general's office to hasten the release of all detained university students not involved in illegal activities.


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