Derrik Sweeney released, returning to the United States tonight
Update, 9:56 a.m., November 26: Sweeney has left Egypt, and will arrive in Saint Louis late tonight. The other two detained students have also left Egypt.
Original post, 5:17 p.m.: Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) (far right), who was detained early Tuesday morning by Egyptian authorities for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at government personnel during protests in Cairo, has been released and will be arriving in the United States tomorrow night. He will arrive in St. Louis, Missouri, appear on The Today Show Sunday morning, and then return home to Jefferson City for his family’s (delayed) Thanksgiving dinner.
His sister Nicole Sweeney tweeted this afternoon, “Derrik is officially out of police custody and I’m so happy I could cry.”
Vox‘s original story on his detainment is available here.
This post will be updated as we get more information.