7 July 2012

Egypt's President Morsi Launches Probe Into Protesters' Deaths

Cairo — Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi has called for a new investigation and fact-finding committee to investigate the killing of Egyptian protesters during the January/February 2011 uprising that ousted his prodecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

The decree issued late Thursday by Mohammed Morsi, who was sworn-in as president last week, orders a review of the investigations and trials related to the killing of nearly 1,000 protesters from Jan. 25, 2011, until June 30, 2012, when Morsi was sworn-in as president.

Egypt's official MENA news agency said judges, a state prosecutor, a general and a top police commander along with six representatives of victims' families were appointed to the committee. The group is to report its findings to the president within two months.

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