Daily News Egypt

380 to face trial for November violence - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area




Advertising Area



380 to face trial for November violence

By AFP CAIRO: A police officer nicknamed the “eye sniper” and 379 other people are to face trial over the deadly anti-military clashes in Cairo last November, Egypt’s official MENA news agency reported on Sunday. Lieutenant Mahmoud Al-Shinnawi, who earned the nickname after having allegedly aimed rubber bullets at protesters’ heads, is among those referred …


By AFP

CAIRO: A police officer nicknamed the “eye sniper” and 379 other people are to face trial over the deadly anti-military clashes in Cairo last November, Egypt’s official MENA news agency reported on Sunday.

Lieutenant Mahmoud Al-Shinnawi, who earned the nickname after having allegedly aimed rubber bullets at protesters’ heads, is among those referred to Cairo criminal court.

Another 379 people, accused of having injured policemen during the clashes or having set fire to public buildings, will also face justice, in a trial for which a date has yet to be set.

The clashes which started on November 19 in Cairo and several other cities killed at least 45 protesters, mostly near the capital’s Tahrir Square.

Many protesters in Tahrir were seen in the days following the protests with a bandage over an eye.

Cell phone footage circulated on the internet showed a policeman apparently aiming at protesters’ eyes near Tahrir Square. “In his eye! It was in his eye! Bravo, my friend!” an officer is heard to say.

 

Advertising Area

Advertising Area



https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2012/04/16/380-to-face-trial-for-november-violence/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Daily News Egypt Android App Available for free download on Google play
View
Daily News Egypt Ios App Available for free download on APP Store
View
Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com