CAIRO: The Cairo Misdemeanor Court acquitted Thursday 21 protesters arrested during clashes between anti and pro-Mubarak protesters during his trial earlier this month, lawyer at Hisham Mubarak Law Center Malek Adly told Daily News Egypt Thursday.
The prosecution released them on LE 200 bail.
They were charged with committing violent acts to terrorize citizens and attacking public servants on duty (a reference to police officers), injuring a lieutenant colonel, a captain, one low-ranking officer and 11 central security police.
"Dentist Amr Ahmed Moussa, a member of the April 6 Movement was arrested while rescuing another detainee, Mohamed Abdel Meguid, 19, who was beaten on the head and transferred to hospital," Adly told DNE earlier, alleging that both Moussa, Abdel Meguid and other four protesters were severely beaten by police while in custody.
Lawyers had filed a case against the police officers, but the case was closed, according to Adly.