Egyptian Officials Release 3 US Students in Cairo (Video)

The mother of Derrick Sweeney told CNN this morning that the Egyptian authorities had released her son. He will be coming back to the United States. Derrick and two other American University students were arrested this week for throwing rocks and firebombs at the Egyptian military.

The New York Daily News reported:

Egyptian officials say a court has ordered the release of three American students arrested this week during the unrest in Cairo.

An Egyptian official said Thursday the three who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested on the roof of a university building near Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square where they were allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters.

The three, arrested Sunday, are Derrik Sweeney, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student, Luke Gates, a 21-year-old Indiana University student, and Gregory Porter, a 19-year-old Drexel University student.

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