Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

REPORTERS

Video: Welcome aboard the West African Express

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Migrant crisis: Is Calais the dead end on the migrant trail?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Is there a future for French farming?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Merkel's Migrant Conundrum

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Japanese shares slump as global market sell-off continues

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Beyoncé's Black Power Message

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Defense lawyers say Hissene Habre had 'power of life and death' over his people

Read more

THE DEBATE

Can she fix it? Merkel and the refugee crisis (part 2)

Read more

Africa

Policemen jailed for death that sparked Egypt's revolt

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-10-26

An Egyptian court sentenced two policemen Wednesday to seven years in prison for their role in the death of Khaled Said, who died in police custody in 2010. His death helped spark the protests that led to the fall of former leader Hosni Mubarak.

AP - The lawyer of a young Egyptian man whose killing inspired the country’s uprising says a court has convicted two policemen of beating him to death and sentenced them to seven years in prison.

Khaled Said’s family and witnesses accuse police of torturing and beating Said to death after an argument at an Alexandria Internet cafe in June 2010. Photos showed his body badly disfigured and his face bloodied.

Police claimed the 28-year-old choked on a packet of drugs he swallowed as they approached, a finding contested in recent forensic reports that showed the packet was forced into his mouth.

Lawyer Hafiz Abu-Saada says the court convicted the two on Wednesday of manslaughter, rejecting the more serious charge of murder.

Date created : 2011-10-26

  • EGYPT

    Egyptian activist Khaled Said died of 'asphyxia, not choking'

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Ousted president Hosni Mubarak faces trial

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Protesters gather in Tahrir square for new ‘Day of Anger’

    Read more

COMMENT(S)