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article imageEgyptian police set for $35 million bonus for handling sit-ins

By Sami Zaatari     Sep 3, 2013 in World
The Egyptian government will hand over a $35 million bonus reward to the Egyptian police for their dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit in protest camps.
Hundreds of protesters were killed when police entered the two pro-Morsi camps sit ins.
The Egyptian government accused the protesters of instigating the violence against the security forces, claiming several guns and weapons were seized at the protest site.
The pro-Mursi protesters accused the security services of firing on unarmed protesters, with video footage, as well eyewitness accounts, including that of western reporters, corroborating their account.
An Egyptian military court meanwhile has handed down life sentences to 11 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, with 45 other members being handed 5 year jail sentences for their role in violence that took place at last months protests.
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