state brutality

Egypt Puts on Trial Policeman Who Shot Driver Dead in the Street

CAIRO, Feb 21 – Egypt’s prosecutor referred a policeman who shot dead a driver in a busy street to trial for murder, state news agency MENA reported on Sunday, in the latest case to highlight public concerns about police brutality. Sergeant Mostafa Abdel Karim is accused of shooting a driver in the head after a

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Hundreds Protest in Cairo Over Police Brutality

CAIRO, Feb 19 – Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Cairo security directorate on Thursday night after a policeman shot dead a man in the street, in the latest outburst of anger over alleged police brutality in Egypt. A statement from the Cairo security directorate said the policeman had shot dead a driver

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Trial of Baltimore Officer Who Shot Freddie Gray to Begin

By Ian Simpson Nov 29 (Reuters) – Trial begins on Monday for a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of a black man from an injury he suffered while in police custody that triggered rioting and protests and fueled a U.S. debate on police brutality. Officer William Porter, 26, is the first of six

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