CAIRO: A court has ordered that a group of 60 detained following clashes between security forces and protestors on Friday be released.
Lawyer Ahmed Ezzat told Daily News Egypt that the four-day detention order handed down by the El-Warraq public prosecution office to the group on Saturday was quashed because it was “unjustified”.
Ezzat explained that the group’s release is dependent on whether or not the public prosecution office appeals the court decision.
He added that the group may still face charges of taking part in an illegal gathering, causing injury to a police officer and incitement even if they are released from custody.
Clashes between security forces and residents of Cairo’s Gezirat Mohamed and Tanash areas broke out on Friday after a demonstration against a prime ministerial decision to make the areas subject to the governorate of Sixth of October instead of Giza, in administrative matters.