Police take their positions outside of Cairo university during a protest inside by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
CAIRO, March 18 (Aswat Masriya) An Egyptian court sentenced a police officer to ten years in prison, with labor, on Tuesday, over the killing of 37 detainees who were described as supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi.
Three other officers were given one year suspended sentences.
The detainees suffocated to death while being kept in a police truck on their way to Abu Zaabal Prison last summer following Mursi's overthrow.