Cairo police briefly detained three Egyptians, including two with British citizenship, after a man told them he overheard them discussing ways to destabilize the country during next month's anniversary of the 2011 uprising, a security official and a British diplomat said on Sunday.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahalb has said the government would not comment on the judiciary, following Hosni Mubarak`s acquittal, as some political movements called for protests against the verdict.
Protests erupted at universities across Egypt on Sunday, condemning a court decision to drop criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak, the president whose ouster in the 2011 uprising raised hopes of a new era of political openness.
At least two persons were killed and ten others injured when police clashed with demonstrators protesting here to denounce dropping of murder charge against former ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his sons by an an Egyptian court.
One person was killed in clashes between Egyptian police and protesters in central Cairo on Saturday after a court dropped a murder case against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak, a security official said.
An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule and symbolised hopes for a new era of political openness and accountability.
A court here on Saturday sentenced two Muslim Brotherhood leaders and an Al-Jazeera journalist to 15 years imprisonment for torturing a lawyer during the Egyptian Revolution that led to the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Egyptian police have arrested 40 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood during protests after Friday's prayers in Cairo and Egypt's second city Alexandria, Egyptian security officials said.