Report: Egyptian policemen acquitted of protest murders

January 23, 2012 18:53


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An Egyptian court acquitted five Egyptian police officers after they were charged with excessive force and the killing five protesters and the attempted murder of six others on January 28 and 29 of last year, Egyptian daily Al Shorouk reported Monday.

According to the report, the Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Justice Assem Abdelhamid, ruled that the officers acted in self defense when they came under attack by angry protesters during the 18-day uprising that ended in the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.

The court said that it could not sentence the officers based on the available evidence and testimonies.

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