tahrir square http://kbia.org en Derrik Sweeney gives details on arrest in Cairo http://kbia.org/post/derrik-sweeney-gives-details-arrest-cairo <p>19-year-old Derrik Sweeney is relieved to be home in Jefferson City after being detained for a week in a Cairo holding cell. Sweeney, along with three other Americans, was arrested for allegedly throwing fire bombs at police during a protest in Tahrir Square. Sweeney said they were threatened violently and beaten by Egyptian authorities.</p><p>However, Sweeney is now back safely in Jefferson City and spent Sunday night celebrating Thanksgiving with his family.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:58:02 +0000 Kelly Gehringer 4368 at http://kbia.org Derrik Sweeney gives details on arrest in Cairo Derrik Sweeney to be released Sunday http://kbia.org/post/derrik-sweeney-be-released-sunday <p>The pending release of three American students arrested in Egypt during protests near Cairo&#39;s Tahrir Square is the best Thanksgiving gift, the mother of one of the young men said Thursday. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:09:21 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 4223 at http://kbia.org Derrik Sweeney to be released Sunday