Egypt to release 130 students, sentences for activists reduced

Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered Sunday the release of 130 students, including minors, who have been arrested on violence-related charges.

The prosecutor-general's office said in a statement that the students' release was meant "to maintain their future and allow them to pursue their education."

A judicial source told The Anadolu Agency that the release order includes some student supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who have been recently arrested from pro-Morsi university protests.

The order also includes members of other protest movements, the source asserted.

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