Thursday, May 31, 2012

Egypt: 14 Policemen acquitted of killing civilians during uprising

A court on Thursday acquitted 14 police officers charged with killing protesters during Egypt’s uprising last year.

The verdict is the latest in what activists see as a pattern of acquittals for officers accused in the deaths of nearly 850 people during the 18-day uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.

The court found the officers not guilty of shooting protesters in front of police stations on Jan. 28, 2011.

The ruling ended the 10th court case dealing with the deaths of protesters. In nine instances, the security officers have been acquitted, while in one case the court issued a suspended sentence.

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