Egypt businessman accused of inciting violence freed

Egypt's military prosecutor has decided to release a prominent businessman who had been accused of inciting violence against anti-government protesters, the state news agency said on Thursday.

Ibrahim Kamel, a senior member in the old ruling National Democratic Party, had been arrested on April 10 on charges of inciting thugs to attack protesters in Tahrir Square, the site of demonstrations that ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

The prosecutor decided to release Kamel because of a lack of evidence against him, the agency MENA said, without adding details.

The report quoted an official source as saying the release "assured transparency" and that it was possible Kamel could be summoned again if the public prosecutor requested it.

Kamel had been a member on the board of real estate firm Egyptian Resorts, but was removed from the position last month. 

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