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Egypt dismisses police officers responsible for the repression

About 700 Egyptian police officers will be dismissed from the 1st August for their involvement in the killings of protesters during the demonstrations earlier this year, said Mansour al-Issawi the Egyptian Minister of Interior on Thursday.

According to the Egyptian minister, 505 generals and 164 senior officers will be retired early. The decision to purge the police of the elements responsible for the violent repression of the revolution of January 25, meets one of the main demands of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

Following the fall of President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February, the Egyptian judiciary has launched dozens of criminal cases against former regime officials suspected of corruption. President Mubarak and his son two are also waiting to appear before the court.

The country is currently headed by the Supreme Council of the armed forces and an interim government headed by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

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