South Cairo Criminal court acquitted on Monday a number of Muslim Brotherhood detainees, including three referred to a military court: Sadek Al Sharqawi, Dr. Essam Abdul Mohsen Afifi, and Gamal Mahmoud Shaban, in addition to a big number of MB members from several governorates .
The court acquitted also:
Reda Hamed Al Sawi
Nasr Mohamed Sayed Nour
Emad Abdul Ma"bood Mohamed Mostafa
Ahmed Ibrahim Al Kordi
Mohamed Ahmed Othman Shaath
Mohamed Nagib Al Nagar
Alaa Ahmed Sayed Ghuraba
Hamdi Mohamed Sayed
Ahmed Mohamed Al Shennawi Al Nagar
Ramadan Abdul Samad Abdul Gawaad .
Despite these acquittals, the released persons are still under arrest, like what happened with eng. Khairat Al Shater, the second deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, and a number of MB leaders transferred to military tribunals after they were acquitted by court last Thursday .
The court is hearing on Tuesday an appeal lodged by Dr. Amir Bassam, Mahmoud Al Morsi and Dr. Farid Galbat .
In a related context, the security authorities in Dakahlia released Abdul Fattah Qasem Abdul Fattah after he was acquitted two days earlier; he has already returned home.
The Egyptian authorities released also eng. Mohamed Al Beltagi, the office manager of MP Ali Fath Al Bab; Al Beltagi was detained 1 1/2 months ago, while Mohamed Hassan the office manager of MP Mohammedi Abdul Maqsood, engineer Mahmoud Abu Douma, are still detained although they were acquitted by court.
For his part, lawyer Mostafa Al Demeiri considered the releases a good move and prove that the detentions are politically motivated and are based on groundless accusations.
Al Demeiri hoped that the detainees get released and that the Interior Ministry doesn"t keep them under arrest like others.