Egypt court sentences police officer to 6 months prison in 'kneeling case'

Ahram Online , Monday 30 Jan 2017

An Egyptian misdemeanour court sentenced on Monday a police officer to six months in prison for assaulting a communications engineer in what is commonly known as the "Kneeling case."

The court ordered the officer released on bail pending appeal.

The case dates back to 2016 when a police officer and a communications engineer engaged in a brawl that escalated from a traffic argument on Cairo's Mehwar Road.

The officer ordered the engineer to kneel before him. When the victim refused, the officer fired a gun shot from his weapon, injuring the engineer in the shoulder.

The officer was referred to criminal court in July 2016 on charges of attempted murder.

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