EGYPT: CLERIC APPROVES COP'S DEATH SENTENCE
June 28, 2011: in Egypt, Islamic cleric Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa affirmed the death sentence handed down to police officer Mohamed Abdel Moneim for murder.
Moneim was sentenced on May 22, 2011, for shooting to death 23 protesters rioting near a Cairo police station on January 28, 2011. Moneim told Egyptian television he was just following orders to protect the police station and had killed no one, firing only into the ground. (Sources: UPI.com, 28/06/2011)