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Egypt dismisses charges in post-Mubarak violence

Published on Jan 19, 2013 6:39 PM
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A young Egyptian protester throws a stone at anti riot policemen during clashes in the Cairo's Mohammed Mahmoud street on Nov 22, 2012. Egyptian protesters clashed with the police for a forth day on the one year anniversary of deadly clashes that left 42 dead in November 2011. Egyptian court dismissed cases against 379 people accused of involvement in clashes with police during protests near the Interior Ministry in November 2011, the state news agency reported. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (REUTERS) - An Egyptian court dismissed cases against 379 people accused of involvement in clashes with police during protests near the Interior Ministry in November 2011 in which 42 demonstrators were killed, the state news agency reported.

Saturday's decision was based on President Mohamed Mursi's offer of an amnesty for those facing charges related to events during and after the 2011 uprising that ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, the agency reported.

Cairo and other cities saw many violent protests against the army rulers who took over interim power after Mubarak was ousted on Feb. 11, 2011.

Judge Gamal el-Din Safwat Roshdy, who presided over the Cairo criminal court, dismissed the cases against 379 suspects linked to clashes in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, the agency said.

 
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