Thursday, November 24, 2011

Egyptian official: 3 American students will be held another 4 days during probe - 24th Nov 2011



Three American college students suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails in Cairo's Tahrir Square will be detained another four days as an investigation continues, said a spokesman for the office of Egypt's general prosecutor.

"A bag filled with empty bottles, a bottle of gasoline, a towel and a camera was found with them," spokesman Adel Saeed said late Wednesday.

"They denied the bag belonged to them and said it belonged to two of their friends," Saeed added.

The mother of at least one of the students detained said Wednesday that she was able to speak to him briefly in a telephone call arranged by U.S. diplomats.

"He sounded scared, but he said he was OK," Joy Sweeney said of her son, Derrik Sweeney, one of the three American college students being held for questioning. Read More