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Friday 29 August 2014

Probe sought into Egypt's crushing of Cairo protests

Published 06/01/2014 | 01:51

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Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa
Al-Azhar University student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Morsi make the four-finger Rabaa

EGYPT'S regime committed "crimes against humanity" while crushing protests against last year's coup to overthrow Mohammed Morsi, according to lawyers seeking an investigation by the International Criminal Court.

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In the days after the coup, Mr Morsi's supporters gathered at protest camps across Cairo.

The army and police responded by forcibly clearing them in an operation claiming at least 1,120 lives.

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