Court frees policeman convicted of killing protesters
CAIRO | An Egyptian court Wednesday overturned a death sentence against the only police officer convicted of killing protesters during an 18-day uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak to step down last year.
The Cairo Criminal Court acquitted policeman Mohammed Abdel-moneim, who was sentenced to death for shooting 20 protesters on Jan. 28 last year in front of a Cairo police station. The court did not give reasons for its ruling. Jan. 28, called the Friday of Rage, witnessed a heavy police crackdown on tens of thousands of protesters.
Abdel-moneim was the only police officer who was tried for killing protesters in more than a dozen court cases over the deaths of at least 846 people.