Egypt to release dozens accused of involvement in anti-government protests

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el-Sawi has ordered on Wednesday the release of dozens of people who were accused of taking part in illegal protests, official news agency MENA reported.

“Children, women, students and the elderly who happened to be at the sites of illegal demonstrations in some parts of Egypt were ordered to be released,” the statement said.

The anti-government protests took place on September 20.

The decision was taken after investigations revealed that they were not involved in calls for the illegal anti-government protests, it said.

“Investigations into the cases will continue to reach the facts behind them,” the report said, adding the prosecution general’s office called on all the Egyptians to turn a deaf ear to fake news and rumors that aim at destabilizing the country.