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Revolution death toll was 846

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Egyptian anti-government protesters calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak had been arrested a member wounded militants loyal to Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party, in Tahrir Square in Cairo in Egypt on February 5, 2011. UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/74e41c2cd69b3934850c97ed91bb50f0/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Egyptian anti-government protesters calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak had been arrested a member wounded militants loyal to Mubarak's ruling National Democratic Party, in Tahrir Square in Cairo in Egypt on February 5, 2011. UPI | License Photo

CAIRO, April 20 (UPI) -- Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was indirectly responsible for the deaths of 846 people during the revolution that overthrew him, a judge said.

Omar Marwan, the lead judge in a government investigation of the rebellion, said police and Interior Ministry agents needed Mubarak's permission to act, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

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"The shooting lasted for several days, and he did not interfere to stop it or hold accountable those who fired live rounds," Judge Marwan said.

The report's estimate of at least 846 people killed between Jan. 25 and Feb. 11 is more than double the figure given in earlier Egyptian government statements.

The fact-finding commission viewed some 800 video clips and interviewed more than 17,000 government officials and witnesses before issuing a report that paints a sinister portrait of a police state relying on snipers, thugs and other forces to battle protesters.

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The report said former Interior Minister Habib Adly was responsible for ordering his ministry agents to fire live ammunition and rubber bullets at demonstrators.

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