09 Jul '11, 11pm

Egypt PM orders the sacking of all police officers accused of killing protesters during uprising earlier this year

Egypt PM orders the sacking of all police officers accused of killing protesters during uprising earlier this year

Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf ordered the sacking of all police officers accused of killing protesters. -- PHOTO: REUTERS CAIRO - EGYPT'S Prime Minister said on Saturday he had ordered the sacking of all police officers accused of killing protesters during the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, one of a series of measures aimed at placating demonstrators. Essam Sharaf said he 'issued direct orders to the interior minister to stop all police officers accused of killing protesters from working,' in an address broadcast on state television. Mr Sharaf was speaking as thousands of people protested in Cairo's Tahrir Square to push for political change, a day after mass nationwide rallies denounced the country's military rulers. Among the key demands raised at Friday's protests were an end to military trials of civilians, the dismissal and prosecution of police officers ...

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