Egypt court sentences police officers for deaths of 37 Islamists

[JURIST] A court in Cairo on Tusday sentenced four police officers convicted of negligence and manslaughter for their roles in connection with the deaths of 37 Islamist detainees who reportedly died of asphyxiation when a tear gas grenade was fired into the truck they were being transported in. At the time, the Interior Ministry had claimed [Reuters report] that the men were killed during an unsuccessful attempt to escape from prison. Three of the men were given one-year suspended sentences,…


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