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Egypt court acquits all defendants in final 25 January killing of protesters case
In Alexandria, 83 protesters were killed and 300 were injured during the 25 January 2011 revolution
Ahram Online, Saturday 22 Feb 2014
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Cairo's Police Academy where the trial was being held (Photo: AP)

Alexandria Criminal Court acquitted Saturday six police officials charged with killing 83 protesters and injuring more than 300 during the 25 January 2011 revolution.

It is the last case of its kind in the courts.

The six suspects in the case included Alexandria's former head of the security directorate, Mohamed Ibrahim, the former head of Alexandria's Central Security Forces, Adel El-Lakany, and former chief of investigations in Alexandria's Raml district, Wael El-Komy.

The prosecution appealed the verdict. 

The prosecution has accused Ibrahim and El-Lakany of inciting police and security personnel to shoot peaceful protesters with live ammunition and birdshot, as well as to terrify and disperse other protesters.

The defense has argued that the evidence provided by the prosecution is circumstantial.

Ahmed El-Hamrawy, one of the civil plaintiffs in the case, commented on the vedict, saying that video evidence showed to the judging panel was sabotaged and contained incomplete material, and claimed witnesses changed their testimonies due to bribes from the police.

The trial had been moved to Cairo's Police Academy after repeated clashes between the police and families of those killed, which led to the torching of the Alexandria Court and the recusal of the first panel of judges.





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Hesham Tawfik
23-02-2014 06:33pm
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UFO
Among all states ,UFO landed in Egypt and keppt killing innocent people ,strangely enough they kept away from Mubarak and his cronies. Then they adored Egypt and its soil.They penterated into comfortable Egyptian prisons ,tortured political activists . Criminals are protected from heart attacks which come to political dissents only according to fairy tale auther Mohamed Galal Ibraheem wow
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Social Justice
22-02-2014 08:17pm
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Pro-Mubarak terrorism
The votes on the comments indicate that the Mubarak defense force is out again. It is getting very worried about what happened in Ukraine. They want Mubarak to be acquitted and support his terroristic atrocities but are starting to realize that the world tide is turning sharply against despotism. Mubarak's tainted legacy will never be seen as positive. The democratic youth who spearheaded the effort to overthrow him will shape the country's future, not an archaic despot trying to conceal his own actions from the people. As dictators are flushed out in the coming years, Pyongyang might still be open for those who prefer that kind of government. But then even there, that dynasty too might fall. The idea that being against Mubarak makes one a religious zealot is completely asinine and insane. Remember, Mubarak's government was a Wahhabi backed dictatorship, not some kind of religiously open place. The revolutionary youth are far more open to religious freedom and liberty.
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abdulrahman
22-02-2014 06:12pm
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The January Egyptian Revolution Has Been Slaughtered.
Blame it on El Sisi, El Baradei, Taamarod, The Egyptian Elites and the Judges in Egypt. Now Morsi and MB leaders will receive a kangaroo court treatment.
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Social Justice
22-02-2014 03:59pm
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Sad contrast with Ukraine
Wow, Mubarak's terrorists are being acquitted. Egypt really needs to look back to Ukraine again.
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Hasan
22-02-2014 11:59am
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Aliens from outer space killed the victims.
Long live justice in Egypt!!!!
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Hesham Tawfik
23-02-2014 06:26pm
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ALsisy and his supporters think all Egyptians are moroon ,idiots and daft finally Alsisy will tell us that all those who were killed since 25th Jan.Rev were killed by UFO who left a message CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

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