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Court hands policemen suspended sentences for killing protesters

By AP CAIRO: An Egyptian court has given suspended, one-year sentences to 11 policemen accused of killing 22 protesters and wounding 44 others in Hadayeq El-Qobba during last year’s uprising. Judge Sabri Hamed acquitted three other policemen during a court hearing in Cairo held under tight security Tuesday. Victims’ families rejected the verdict and vowed …


Egypt court overturns police death sentence

By AP CAIRO: An Egyptian court has overturned a death sentence against the only police officer convicted of killing protesters during 18-day uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down last year. The Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted policeman Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, who was sentenced to death for shooting 20 protesters on Jan. 28 last …


Al-Shaer defense team requests testimony of 11 generals

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The defense team representing Ismail Al-Shaer, former head of the Cairo Security Directorate, called on the court Tuesday to summon 18 witnesses, including 11 generals. The witnesses include Hamdy Badin, head of the military police, Morad Mowafy, chief of General Intelligence, Mohamed Naguib Abdel Salam, former head of the Republican Guard, Mostafa …


Outcome of police trial in Egypt angers activists

By Maggie Michael / AP CAIRO: In a verdict that disappointed pro-democracy activists, two policemen who beat a man to death have been convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and given a relatively light sentence in a case that helped spark Egypt’s uprising. Relatives of defendants Mahmoud Salah and Awad Ismail Suleiman were still outraged …


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