Police officer accused of killing demonstrators comes out of hiding

Ahram Online, Sunday 15 Jan 2012

Found guilty of killing 20 protesters outside police station, Mohamed El-Sony hands himself in to authorities after court accepts his request for an appeal

Fugitive police officer Mohamed El-Sony has turned himself in to the police, according to sources. El-Sony, who was sentenced to death in June for killing protesters during the 18-day uprising that sparked the January Revolution, turned himself in after a court granted him an appeal.  

El-Sony is accused of killing 20 unarmed protesters and injuring 15 in front of the Zawya Hamra district police station using live ammunition. Other officers facing similar charges have been released or found innocent by the courts.  

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