Skip to comments.Egypt: Police officers acquitted of 2011 killings
Posted on 02/22/2014 9:56:24 AM PST by Olog-hai
An Egyptian court acquitted six police officers Saturday on charges of killing 83 protesters during the countrys 2011 revolution, the latest in a string of trials that rights group say failed to hold the countrys security forces accountable for demonstrators deaths.
The acquittals come as ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, toppled in July by the military, faces a host of criminal charges. Morsi appeared Saturday in court and shouted from inside a soundproof defendants cell, urging his supporters to continue protests and vowing to try the countrys military chief and Republican Guards commander for killing his supporters.
The police officers case involved the killing of protesters in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and included the former head of security in the city and of the riot police. Prosecutors alleged that commanders armed police with live ammunition and allowed officers to shoot at protesters in front of police stations from nearby rooftops.
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That's fitting. The Egyptian military needs to keep up the good work of getting rid of these murderous zealots.
> ...charges of killing 83 protesters during the countrys 2011 [muzzie riots]