Over 30 detainees released in Tanta after clashes

Tanta’s Public Prosecution released 32 people Thursday who were detained pending an investigation into clashes last Friday in the cities of Tanta and Kafr al-Zayat in Gharbiya Governorate.

The suspects face possible charges of rioting and attacking security forces during demonstrations on 8 February, dubbed the “Friday of Departure.”

Earlier, hundreds of Ultras Ahlawy fans, pro-revolutionary groups and relatives of detainees surrounded the Tanta Court complex, demanding the detainees' release and chanting slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood and security forces.

Meanwhile, the Tanta Appeals Court will review a challenge submitted by some of those detained over the Public Presecution’s decision to hold each for 15 days while authorities conducted the investigation.

Edited translation from MENA

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