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2 Egyptian policemen sentenced to 10 years for blogger's death

Published on Mar 3, 2014 7:37 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AFP) - Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they had unlawfully arrested him at an Internet cafe in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

The two policemen, Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismail Suleiman, had initially been sentenced to seven years in October 2011 for excessive brutality.

Mr Said's death galvanised protests against then-president Hosni Mubarak, after pictures emerged online of the 28-year-old's mangled face.

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