Ministry of Interior responds to PM request to suspend officers accused of killing protestors

Ahram Online, Sunday 17 Jul 2011

Officers currently under investigation on suspicion of killing protesters during Egypt's revolution will be suspended while, paradoxically, those awaiting trial will be reassigned work away from the public

According to the Cabinet’s official Facebook page, the Ministry of Interior has responded to Prime Minister Essam Sharaf’s request for legal measures to be taken in relation to officers accused of killing protesters. The ministry has consequently decided to suspend those currently undergoing interrogation on these charges.

The Facebook page adds that those whose cases have been investigated and referred for trial by the prosecution will be transferred to ministry work that does not require contact with the public.

Sharaf’s request to the ministry came after the death of another martyr, Mostafa Ahmed Hassan, from the injuries he sustanined on 28 January from a bullet shot to his head. Thousands conducted funeral prayers for Hassan in Tahrir Square on Saturday. 

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