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Ahram Online - Three Egyptian police officers and police secretary acquitted of killing protesters

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    Ahram Online - Friday, 01 June 2012 Three Egyptian police officers and police secretary acquitted of killing protesters Three police officers and a police
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2012
      Ahram Online - Friday, 01 June 2012

      Three Egyptian police officers and police secretary acquitted of killing
      protesters
      Three police officers and a police secretary are found not guilty of
      killing three protesters on the "Friday of Rage" during Egypt's 18-day
      2011 uprising
      MENA, Thursday 31 May 2012

      http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/43373/Egypt/Politics-/Three-Egyptian-police-officers-and-police-secretar.aspx


      Cairo Criminal Court acquitted three police officers and a police
      secretary accused of killing three protesters and attempting to killing
      seven others outside Al-Amiriya Police Station in Cairo during the
      uprising that brought down Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak.
      The prosecutor had accused Hazem Abdel Fattah, Moataza Bellah El-Gohary
      and Mostafa El-Hebshi, along with Ahmed Abdel Fattah, of killing
      peaceful protesters outside the station on 28 January 2011, the
      so-called “Friday of Rage.”

      Meanwhile, Cairo Criminal Court sentenced four other police officers to
      three years in prison for torturing Farouk Mahmoud to death while in
      detention. Mahmoud was poisoned in Al-Saida Zeinab Prison.

      Egypt's court has acquitted several other police officers accused of
      killing protesters during the "Friday of Rage."

      The lack of convictions for killing protesters — some 846 people died
      during the 18-day uprising that began 25 January 2011 — has been an open
      sore between the victims' families and the ruling military council. The
      families have repeatedly complained that accused officers are walking free.

      Mubarak and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, along with Mubarak's minister
      of interior, Habib El-Adly face charges of ordering the killing of
      peaceful protesters during the 25 January uprising that toppled Mubarak
      in early February.

      The verdict in Mubarak's trial is scheduled for Saturday. The eyes of
      all Egyptians will be on the outcome amid fears that he will be
      acquitted like many police officers earlier.

      The Mubarak trial began proceedings August 2011.
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