Egyptian security forces charged over killing of Brotherhood member, protester

March 18, 2015 1:01 PM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman was charged on Wednesday with murdering a suspected Muslim Brotherhood member and two members of the security forces with concealing evidence in the death of a protester, judicial and security sources said.

Judicial actions against members of the security forces are rare in Egypt, where the police have reasserted powers that eroded during and after the 2011 popular uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Critics say the police now act with impunity, an accusation the Interior Ministry denies.

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