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EGYPT Morsi to Probe Protest Killings

Morsi to Probe Protest Killings

Almost 1,000 protestors were killed across Egypt last year as the country ousted Hosni Mubarak and began a rocky leadership transition. Now, the newly-elected president says he wants to clear the air. Mohammed Morsi appointed a fact-finding committee Friday, charged with investigating the killings that took place during last year’s revolution. The committee consists of a panel of judges, a state prosecutor, a general, a police commander, and six representatives of victims’ families. A point of contention will likely be the possible prosecution of military officers in connection with protestor crackdowns.

July 6, 2012 2:45 PM