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US Student Says He Was Beaten After Cairo Arrest

Derrik Sweeney says three students threatened with being shot, tortured

(Newser) - One of the three Americans who were arrested last week in the Cairo unrest says they were beaten by police and threatened with much worse while in custody, reports AP . Derrik Sweeney denies Egyptian allegations that the three of them ever threw Molotov cocktails from the roof of any building.... More »

All 3 Arrested US Students Leave Egypt

Luke Gates, Derrik Sweeney, and Gregory Porter board flights

(Newser) - The three American students arrested during a protest in Cairo caught flights out of Egypt early today, according to an airport official and an attorney for one of the trio. Luke Gates, 21, and Derrik Sweeney, 19, left the Egyptian capital today on separate flights to Frankfurt, Germany. Gregory Porter,... More »

Egypt Court Orders 3 US Students Released

Mother of one calls it the best Thanksgiving gift

(Newser) - Egyptian officials say a court has ordered the release of three American students arrested this week during the unrest in Cairo. Joy Sweeney, the mother of one of three, also says the consul general confirmed around 6am today that the young men will be released, and adds that news of... More »

US Students Arrested in Cairo

They allegedly threw flaming cannisters at Egyptian security forces

(Newser) - Three Americans studying in Egypt have been arrested for allegedly hurling Molotov cocktails at Egyptian security forces amidst the violent protests sweeping Cairo. The three boys were shown lined against a wall on state-run TV, with ID cards from the American University in Cairo and an Indiana driver’s license... More »

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