Egyptian policemen stand outside court in the working class Imbaba neighbourhood of Cairo on January 14, 2014. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI
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Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.The sentencing comes amid renewed popularity for the police, who supported the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, and a pattern of acquittals for policemen tried for killing protesters during the anti-Mubarak revolt.Both defendants were in a caged dock when judge Ismail Attiya delivered the verdict. Police and the forensic authority had initially said that Said choked to death after swallowing a packet of drugs.
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