Troops were on high alert, deployed at entrances and exits of the city as Morsi gave a speech, assuring tribal elders that “sons of Sinai” will not be pursued and that that the judiciary would review many of the cases from the region…

Morsi, who hails from the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood whose members have been routinely rounded up and tried under Mubarak, has sought to reverse the perception of security sweeps, police torture and abuse by the authorities — even as he launched military operations to hunt down perpetrators of the August attack…

Since his election in late June, Morsi has ordered the release of dozens of top Islamic militant leaders sentenced to life imprisonment or given death sentences on terrorism-related charges, including those convicted of assassination attempts against Mubarak.