Monday, May 23, 2011

First death sentence in Egypt for crimes during the revolution

Cairo. .- A leaked police today became the first condemned to death in Egypt for killing protesters during the revolution that overthrew the regime of Hosni Mubarak, after a Cairo court issue a ruling. According to judicial sources, the agent tried in absentia, was accused of killing twenty demonstrators and injuring fifteen others.

The sources told Efe that the incident was triggered on 28 January during the revolution, which started on 25 of the same month in the popular Cairo neighborhood of Al Zawia al Hamra, when police fired on protesters stormed to prevent in a police station. The court also submitted documentation of the case to the mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa, to approve the execution, in accordance with the rules of the country.

The death sentence is the first to be issued against police officers accused of killing of protestors during the revolution that ended Feb. 11 with the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

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