CAIRO: Four women detained by Egyptian security forces after demonstrating in central Cairo for the release of prisoners they said may be at risk from the coronavirus were freed late on Thursday, a relative of one of the women said. The four women, including a prominent novelist and a professor, were detained by security forces on Wednesday, a lawyer and the relative said.
They were held for questioning on charges including incitement to organise a demonstration and spreading false news, the relative, Sanaa Seif, told Reuters. Seif posted the news of the four women's release on social media.
An Interior Ministry spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment and there was no statement from prosecutors.