Court releases businessman accused of assaulting protesters

An Egyptian court on Thursday released businessman Ibrahim Kamel, who is accused of inciting attacks against protesters during the revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

Judicial sources said the Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of Kamel, who was a prominent member of the disbanded National Democratic Party, on LE200,000 bail pending investigations. Kamel will be released once the bail is paid.

The court also released NDP member Mohamed al-Ghamrawy without bail pending investigations into similar allegations.

Kamel was questioned by the supreme state security prosecution in March but was declared innocent for lack of evidence.

Britain's Sky News channel broadcast in February a televised report saying that Kamel was a close friend of Mubarak and that he was the first one to incite a counter-revolution.

However, legal activist Negad al-Bora’ie said recent court decisions may lead the public to lose confidence in the judiciary.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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