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Egypt: Police officers acquitted of 2011 killings
Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 11:05 AM EST | Maggie Michael and Mariam Rizk

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 country’s 2011 revolution, the latest in a string of trials that rights group say failed to hold the country’s 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 country’s 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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TOPICS: Egypt; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2011killings; 4thoseabouttorock; alexandria; arabspring; egypt; egyptriots; morsi; muslimbrotherhood; waronterror

1 posted on 02/22/2014 9:56:25 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Morsi appeared Saturday in court and shouted from inside a soundproof defendants’ cell

That's fitting. The Egyptian military needs to keep up the good work of getting rid of these murderous zealots.

2 posted on 02/22/2014 10:29:14 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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> ...charges of killing 83 protesters during the country’s 2011 [muzzie riots]

Thanks Olog-hai.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 5:54:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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