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Egypt police convicted over detainee tear-gas deaths

A court in Cairo has convicted four Egyptian policemen over the deaths of 37 Islamist detainees last August.

Deputy chief of Heliopolis police station Lt Col Amr Farouk was sentenced to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and extreme negligence.

The other three officers were given one-year suspended sentences.

Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.

  • 18 Mar 2014
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