Egypt court grants bail to 14 accused of killing protestersJuly 5th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 5 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian court has released on bail 14 people accused of killing protesters during the revolt that led to the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.
The court in the port city of Suez Monday granted bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (around $1,680) each to the former security chief of Suez, nine policemen, one businessman and his three sons, the Al Masry al Youm daily reported.
Angry families of the victims, however, forced security officials to evacuate the courtroom.
The suspects face charges of killing anti-Mubarak protesters during the uprising that began Jan 25 and led to Mubarak’s resignation Feb 11 after nearly 30 years in power.
Suez saw the most violent clashes between protesters and police during the 18-day protests.
At least 840 people were killed and more than 6,000 wounded during the uprising, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
Along with his sons Alaa and Gamal, Mubarak has been charged with “premeditated murder” of protesters in the revolt.
If found guilty, he could face the death penalty. Mubarak denies all charges.
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