The six policemen acquitted on Saturday included the former head of security and riot police in Alexandria. These policemen were charged for incitement of murder with some prosecutors claiming that some of the commanders armed policemen with live ammunition.
Clearly upset with this ruling, rights groups say courts have failed to hold police accountable for the deaths of over 840 protesters during the 18-day uprising.
While the policemen's lawyers denied they were responsible for the killings, legal experts say that given the chaos during the uprising, it is often impossible to prove that any individual was responsible for any specific death.
So far, no policeman has been jailed for killing protesters in the uprising.


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