Two policemen convicted of beating a young man to death in a case that inspired Egypt’s uprising were sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday, enraging families of the police who smashed wooden benches in the courtroom and tried to attack the dead man’s lawyers and relatives, the lawyer said. Khaled Said is seen as Egypt’s Mohammed Bouazizi - the fruit seller whose self-immolation sparked the Tunisian revolution that began the chain of Arab Spring uprisings.
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