Egyptian policeman sentenced to 15 years over killing of activist

Egyptian policeman sentenced to 15 years over killing of activist

Sabbagh was shot in January at a march marking the anniversary of the uprising that ousted veteran ruler Hosni Mubarak.



By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 11 Jun 2015, 9:42 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:06 PM

The policeman had been charged in March with action that “led to the death of” Shaimaa Sabbagh - Photo: AFP

CAIRO - An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a policeman to 15 years in jail on Thursday over the killing of a woman activist, a judicial source and state newspaper Al Ahram said.

The policeman had been charged in March with action that “led to the death of” Shaimaa Sabbagh, a lesser charge than murder.

Sabbagh was shot in January at a march marking the anniversary of the uprising that ousted veteran ruler Hosni Mubarak in 2011. 


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