Sunni cleared from charges of killing protesters

North Cairo Criminal Court cleared on Wednesday policeman called Mohamed Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, known as Mohamed al-Sunni, from charges of killing 18 persons and injuring three others before al-Zawya al-Hamra police station during incidents of Friday of Anger on 28 January 2011.
Sunni was sentenced in absentia to life by Court of First Instance before he turned himself in and stood retrial. The court then gave him a lighter sentence of five years in rigorous imprisonment for taking part in murder of protesters. The defendant then challenged the verdict that was accepted by Court of Cassation and decided to hold retrial.
Over 800 protesters were killed, hundreds were injured during a revolution that led to ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for three years.
Several security officials across the governorates were acquitted from similar charges.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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