U.S. students arrested for 'throwing firebombs' in Cairo protests are released

U.S. students arrested for 'throwing firebombs' in Cairo protests are released

Cairo : Egypt | Nov 24, 2011 at 7:07 AM PST
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US students in Egypt are released

The three students - of Georgetown University, Indiana University and Drexel University respectively - all attend the American University in Cairo.

A court ordered the release of all three following their arrest in Cairo on Sunday. Egyptian officials anonymously confirmed the news on Thursday.

The elated mother of Mr Sweeney, Joy, said news of their pending release is the best Thanksgiving gift. She hopes her son will head home on Friday.

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An Egyptian protester throws stones in Cairo
An Egyptian protester throws stones in Cairo
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