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Egypt court acquits all defendants in El-Sabagh protesters trial

The 17 were charged with "illegally protesting" 24 January, during which activist Shaimaa El-Sabagh was shot dead

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 May 2015
Shaimaa el-Sabbagh
In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo, 32-year-old mother Shaimaa el-Sabbagh holds a poster during a protest in downtown Cairo (Photo: AP)
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An Egyptian misdemeanour court acquitted Saturday 17 people who were charged with ''illegally protesting" as they took part in the peaceful march 24 January, during which activist Shaimaa El-Sabagh was shot dead.

El-Sabagh was shot while heading — with around two dozen peaceful marchers, mostly members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party — to Tahrir Square to lay flowers in memory of those who were killed during the 25 January 2011 uprising.

The 17 defendants came forward to testify in investigations of El-Sabagh's killing, but were later charged by the general prosecution.

Fourteen of the defendants belong to the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, like El-Sabagh, while three do not.

The prosecution previously said investigations revealed El-Sabagh died from wounds sustained from "light birdshot" that a Central Security Forces (CSF) officer fired at her and other protesters.

The policeman was charged with “beating that led to death.” He is currently being tried.

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23-05-2015 12:11pm
She is just one of tens of thousands who became victims of fascist military regime of Egypt
She supported Ouster of Morsi by Sisi regime, Same regime killed her later. Sad irony.
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