Parliament boosts compensation for the families of Egypt's martyrs

Ahram Online, Monday 12 Mar 2012

Parliament agrees to increase the government compensation for the families of the revolution's dead

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In this photo taken Friday, Jan.28, a victim is carried on a stretcher in Alexandria, Egypt.(Photo: AP /Tarek Fawzi)

Parliament on Monday voted in favour of raising the amount of compensation for the families of those killed during the January 25 revolution to LE100,000 each. The previous compensation level was LE30,000.

Those who have already received LE30,000 will be given an additional LE70,000.

Estimates are that over a thousand have been killed throughout Egypt's revolution during clashes with security forces. None of the policemen accused of killing protesters has yet been found guilty in court.

Former president Hosni Mubarak, former interior minister Habib El-Adly, and six of his assistants are still facing trial for the killing of protesters during January 2011, leading up to the ouster of Mubarak.

Some of those killed during clashes between protesters and police in the months following Mubarak’s departure have also been officially designated martyrs by the government.

 

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