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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

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