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November 23rd, 2011
10:58 AM ET

Mom of detained American student in Egypt says he is safe for now, could be charged

Egyptian authorities expect to once again question three American college students arrested during the uprising in Egypt. 

The three students, Derrik Sweeney, Gregory Porter and Luke Gates, are accused of lobbing Molotov cocktails while demonstrating in Tahrir Square. Police detained them on Monday night. The students were spending the semester in Cairo as part of a study-abroad program.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello speaks with Joy Sweeney, the mother of Derrik Sweeney, for an update on her son's situation in Egypt. She reports that her husband talked with Roberto Powers, the U.S. consul general in Egypt, who said the three boys are safe and will be further questioned before the attorney general decides if he will file charges against them.

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