Cairo police officers acquitted
Publish date: 14 May 2018
Issue Number: 773
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
An Egyptian court has acquitted two police officers who were previously convicted and sentenced to five years over the killing of a detained lawyer. A report on the News24 site notes that the Cairo Criminal Court’s verdict overturned the earlier verdict against the officers, who were accused of beating lawyer Karim Hamdi to death in February 2015. Hamdi was detained on charges of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood.