Egypt: Policemen sentenced to seven years for killing that helped spark revolution

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October 26, 2011
Washington Post    
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"Two policemen convicted of beating a young man to death in a case that inspired Egypt’s uprising were sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday .... Khaled Said is seen as Egypt’s Mohammed Bouazizi -- the fruit seller whose self-immolation sparked the Tunisian revolution that began the chain of Arab Spring uprisings. His death became an immediate rallying point for activists campaigning against widespread police brutality and other human rights abuses under former President Hosni Mubarak." (10/26/11)

 

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