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Egypt to try policeman over driver’s killing

February 21
19:54 2016

Egypt will prosecute a policeman over the killing of a taxi driver and has arrested seven who planned to appear on television to discuss police problems, prosecution officials said Sunday. Amid mounting concern over police abuses, Mustafa Mahmud has been charged with "premeditated murder" and illegal use of his service weapon", an official at the prosecutor's office said. Mahmud is alleged to have shot dead taxi driver Mohamed Ali Sayed Ismail, 26, with his police issue firearm late Thursday in central Cairo after a row over the fare for a delivery.

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