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Six police officials acquitted of charges of killing protesters in Alexandria

Final case dating back to the beginning of 25 January Revolution ends with acquittal


Egyptian demonstrators protest in central Cairo January 25, 2011. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian demonstrators protest in central Cairo January 25, 2011.
(MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

The final case against authorities from 25 January 2011 ended Saturday with the acquittal of all six suspects accused of killing 83 protesters and injuring more than 300 during the first days of the 25 January Revolution.

Among the accused were the former head of Alexandria’s security directorate, Mohamed Ibrahim; the former head of Alexandria’s Central Security Forces, Adel El-Lakany; and former chief of investigations in the Raml district of Alexandria, Wael El-Komy.

The men were accused of inciting violence against protesters and inciting others to kill, and allegedly ordered the use of live ammunition and birdshot.

Approximately 850 people were killed during the 17-day uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011. Another 6,000 were injured and 12,000 were arrested.

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