According to Associated Press:
Egyptian officials said the travel ban was lifted by the country’s top prosecutor at the recommendation of the case’s investigating judge. It was not immediately clear whether the charges against the Americans would be dropped.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.
But one source suggested that the prosecutions of Egyptian and foreign democracy advocates would still proceed.
“The assistant to the attorney general, following a request from the investigating judges, has issued an order to lift the ban,” a judicial official said, adding that charges had not been dropped against any of those involved.
The judges trying the case yesterday recused themselves from the case, reportedly because of ‘unease’ about the prosecution.
They were likely reacting to political pressure arising from “possible political adaptations” between Cairo and Washington, according to Ahmed Abdel Hafez, a lawyer representing defendants from the International Republican Institute.
“This may lead to a feeling by the judges that they cannot operate freely in such atmosphere,” he told Daily News Egypt. “The current remarks by US administration could be a reason for the withdrawal, we do not know,” he added.