Egypt policeman jailed 10 years for Islamist prisoner deaths

March 18, 2014 12:08 PM

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Cairo — An Egyptian court jailed a police officer for 10 years Tuesday over the deaths of 37 Islamist prisoners, who suffocated from tear gas in a police van, a judicial source said.

The sentence was the toughest verdict yet against police since a deadly crackdown was launched on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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