Mubarak watched uprising: Egypt commission



THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published — Thursday 3 January 2013

Last update 3 January 2013 12:51 am

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CAIRO: A member of an Egyptian fact-finding mission said yesterday former President Hosni Mubarak watched the uprising against him unfold through a live TV feed, a fact that could lead to the retrial of the 84-old ousted leader already serving a life sentence.
In his trial for the deaths of some 900 protesters during the uprising, Mubarak denied knowing the size of the protests or that violence was used against them. Mubarak was convicted in June of failing to prevent the deaths.
The finding came in a 700-page report on protester deaths the past two years, submitted yesterday to President Muhammad Mursi, according to commission member Ahmed Ragheb.
Ragheb said the commission also established that security and military used live ammunition against protesters during and after the uprising, despite their repeated denials.
Separately, security officials said two men have killed a technician and a principal at a school in the southern city of Luxor, slitting their throats with a knife. The officials said the assailants walked into the school early yesterday, led the two men into the computer lab, killed them and then fled. Authorities have evacuated the building and security forces have deployed to the neighborhood to try to prevent further violence.
The officials said an initial investigation indicates that one of the suspects is the father of a student who was allegedly sexually harassed by one of the victims. The officials spoke on a condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Revenge attacks are common in the south of Egypt.

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