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Murder charges against Mubarak are dismissed

By Associated Press in Cairo ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-01 07:33:54

A judge dismissed murder charges on Saturday against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and acquitted his security chief of the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 protests.

About 2,000 young people protested the verdict near Cairo's Tahrir Square. They chanted against the military, whose former chief, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is now the president.

In the evening, police broke up the gathering, firing water cannons and tear gas and driving protesters into side streets after supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood joined the protest. An Interior Ministry statement said that Brotherhood supporters pelted security forces with rocks and fought with the protesters.

Murder charges against Mubarak are dismissed

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