Businessman involved in assault on protesters released

Egypt's Supreme State Security Prosecution services has released a businessman arrested on suspicion of orchestrating aggression against pro-democracy protesters on 2 February.

Thugs detained by military police following the assaults said that Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel, a businessman, was among those who financed and planned an attack on Tahrir Square carried out using camels and horses.

A video report by Sky News had claimed that Kamel, a close friend to former president Hosni Mubarak and his son, Gamal Mubarak, was the first to urge a counter-revolution.

But Kamel told investigators he had no links to the incident and the accusations were malicious. Prosecutors decided to release Kamel pending investigations, citing a lack of evidence.

Kamel told investigators he had only called for pro-Mubarak protests at Giza's Mustafa Mahmoud Square, and did not intend to cause any friction with Tahrir protesters.

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