Egypt drops hundreds of cases over post-Mubarak violence

  • An Egyptian court dropped charges against more than 300 people accused of involvement in violence with police during protests near the Interior Ministry in November 2011, which killed 42 demonstrators.

    Saturday's decision comes after President Mohamed Morsi offered an amnesty for those facing charges related to events during and after the 2011 revolution that brought an end to Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

    Army rulers took over interim power after Mubarak was ousted on February 11, 2011.

    Judge Gamal el-Din Safwat Roshdy dismissed cases against 379 suspects linked to clashes in Mohamed Mahmoud Street, which became a gathering point for protesters who accused the ruling generals of using the same police tactics as Mubarak.

    The generals handed power to Morsi after he was elected president in June 2012.

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