Jefferson City Student Freed

7 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, November 24 2011 Nov 24, 2011 Thursday, November 24, 2011 6:09:00 AM CST November 24, 2011 in News
By: Alyssa Cartee

UPDATE: According to CNN, all three students will be released from custody after a medical examination and filing paperwork at the police station. They will then be returned to their dorm rooms, and may be allowed to call home afterward.

JEFFERSON CITY - CNN confirms Jefferson City college student Derrik Sweeney and the other two American college students arrested in Cairo will be released Thursday from a Cairo courthouse.  CNN spoke to Joy Sweeney, his mother, and said she was delighted by the news.  

Sweeney was accused of throwing Molotov cocktails during a protest in Cairo.  Sweeney is a student at Georgetown University and was attending American University at the time of his arrest.

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