Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

18 March 2014

Egypt: Officer Involved in Suffocation of 37 Protesters Sentenced to 10 Years

Cairo — An Egyptian court sentenced a police officer to ten years in prison, with labor, on Tuesday, over the killing of 37 detainees who were described as supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

Three other officers were given one year suspended sentences.

The detainees suffocated to death while being kept in a police truck on their way to Abu Zaabal Prison last summer following Mursi's overthrow.

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