Protesters ‘released by Egyptian court’


Egypt’s state security prosecution court has released 200 people arrested along with hundreds of others during rare protests in Cairo and other towns in September, their lawyers said in a Facebook post.

They had faced charges of protesting without permission and using social media to promote terrorism, according to the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms.

The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights said 2,865 people had faced prosecution for anti-government protests that broke out on 20 September.


Dominica Nwabufo