Minors released after 48-hour detention following aquittal
YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Dozens of teenagers detained during the January 25 commemoration were ordered released on March 2, but were held by the Ministry of Interior until Tuesday, March 4, according to their lawyer Amr Imam.

Imam wrote on Twitter than the Juvenile Court had ruled the minors were innocent, but they were detained for 48 hours without their lawyers for further investigations by state security.

Imam announced a few hours ago the release and return to the Maadi police stationof the teenagers, originally charged with protesting and inciting chaos. Political activist Nazly Hussein also followed their release, tweeting at 7:30 p.m.”they are all out.”

Since November 2013, it has been illegal to protest in Egypt without official permission; all those wishing to hold a political demonstration must first obtain a permit.

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