Egyptian mourners carry the coffin of Mohamed Ali Sayed Ismail, who was allegedly shot dead by a policeman over a fare dispute the day before, during his funeral on February 19, 2016 in the capital Cairo. / AFP / ALAA EL-KASSAS
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Egypt's prosecutor referred a policeman who shot dead a driver in a busy street to trial for murder, state news agency MENA reported Sunday, in the latest case to highlight public concerns about police brutality.Other evidence included the testimony of several witnesses and an autopsy report showing that the bullet in the victim's head came from a standard issue police weapon.Anger over perceived police excesses helped fuel the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule and began on a Police Day holiday.
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