CAIRO: An Egyptian judge ordered businessman Ibrahim Kamel detained again on Sunday on charges of inciting violence against protesters, days after a military prosecutor decided to release him for lack of evidence.
A source in the judge’s office said Kamel would be held for another 15 days for his suspected role in inciting thugs to attack protesters in Tahrir Square, the site of demonstrations that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
Kamel, a senior member in the old ruling National Democratic Party, was arrested on April 10, but the military prosecutor had decided to release him, the state news agency MENA said on Thursday.
MENA quoted an official source as saying the release “assured transparency” and that it was possible Kamel could be summoned again if the public prosecutor requested it.
Kamel had been a member on the board of real estate firm Egyptian Resorts, but was removed from the position last month.