Egypt prosecutor: activist Shaimaa Sabbagh was killed by police

Sabbagh was killed during a protest marking the 2011 popular uprising. (Photo courtesy: Facebook)

Egypt’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday that Egyptian activist Shaimaa Sabbagh, whose death in a protest last January sparked outrage, was killed by a police officer.

Sabbagh was killed during a protest marking the 2011 popular uprising as riot police attempted to break-up a small, peaceful demonstration.

The death of the 34-year-old mother, which was partly filmed, had galvanized leftists and others who oppose the new government, including Islamists. Images of her bleeding body rippled out across social media, sparking outrage and condemnation.

The prosecutor referred the police officer to the criminal court.
 

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