Egypt's Ex-Security Chief is Acquitted

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An Egyptian criminal court acquitted the former chief of a Mubarak-era security service and 40 other officers on Wednesday of charges that they destroyed documents that could have implicated members of their feared apparatus in crimes. Protesters who stormed the State Security headquarters in Cairo and Alexandria after the revolution in 2011 found piles of shredded and burned documents. The armed forces, which ran the country after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, took control of the facilities and later dissolved State Security, replacing it with a new internal security service.

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This article originally appeared in The New York Times.


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