Case against officers accused of killing protesters in Shubra adjourned

Ahram Online, Sunday 1 Jan 2012

Shubra Court orders the postponement of the case against police officers accused of killing protesters during the 18-day uprising against ousted president Mubarak

January 28
January 28 anti-Mubarak protests attacked by police(Photo: Reuters)

The Shubra Criminal Court on Sunday adjourned the case against police officers accused of killing protesters during the 18 days of mass protests that led to the ouster of Mubarak.

The case has been postponed to 4 February.  

Four officers stand accused of killing protesters in the Qalioubiya district of Shubra, north of Cairo. The accused include the Qalioubiya Head of Security Farouq Lasheen, South Qalioubiya Deputy Head of Security Gamal Hosni and Head of Security Assistants Ahmed Momtaz and Samir Zaky.    

Estimates are that 840 protesters were killed during the 18 days demonstrations which led to the ouster of Mubarak and thousands injured.

On Thursday last week, four police officers and one non-commissioned police officer accused of killing protesters in Sayeda Zeinab were acquitted by the Cairo Criminal Court. They had faced charges of killing five protesters and intending to kill another six protesters.

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