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Shaimaa El-Sabagh died from three birdshot wounds: Autopsy

Official autopsy report confirms Egyptian leftist activist was killed by birdshot fired from eight metres away

Ahram Online , Tuesday 27 Jan 2015
Shaimaa El-Sabbagh
Shaimaa El-Sabbagh collapses as she was shot during a March by the party in Cairo Jan 24, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
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Shaimaa El-Sabagh died from three birdshots wounds fired by an unidentified weapon, an official autopsy report has said.

El-Sabagh, who was killed at a protest in downtown Cairo on Saturday, died from heart and lungs lacerations and bleeding from the chest.

The shots that killed her were fired from eight metres away, the report added.

El-Sabagh, 33, was an advocate for workers' rights and a leading member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party in Alexandria, a group which supported both the January 25 revolution and the June 30 anti-Brotherhood protests.

She was heading, with around two dozen marchers, to Tahrir Square to lay flowers in the memory of those who died during the 2011 uprising.

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Chrysostome Munyensanga
28-01-2015 07:38am
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Innocent
LET ME RECALL THAT WHO KILLS ANOTHER, THE USED SWORD WILL TURN TO HIM AT THE END! I WOULD REQUEST AN IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION FOR SUCH A FEROCIOUS KILLING!
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m omsri
28-01-2015 05:14am
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Where did all these leftists come from?
I thought Sadat liquidated the Nasserite Left before he got into bed with the Moslem brotherhood which was before it retired him!
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Allen
27-01-2015 11:04pm
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Where does the responsibility for her death fall.
She took part in illegal demonstrations. Deemed illegal thanks to consistent abuses and crimes committed by the Muslim brotherhood. Given that fact she placed herself in the line of fire, be it by brotherhood hoodlums, or by security police. It's quiet clear she bears full responsibility for her poor judgement of placing herself in the center of an illegal riot, end of story.
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Sami Pierre
27-01-2015 05:27pm
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Investigate this & other killings
I think it's becoming extremely necessary that impartial investigations are carried out to determine who shot Shaimaa El-Sabagh. As for the other fallen demonstrators (in Cairo, Alexandria & other cities) during the 4th anniversary of the January 25 Uprising, as well as those killed during other protests in the last 4 years, their families are going to demand unbiased investigations of the shooting of their loved ones too. And to be frank, it's only fair that they know who killed their children, relatives & friends. I don't think Egypt can progress as a nation if there's no accountability (for acts of state-sponsored fatal shooting of civilians). You cannot develop as a country if some of the citizens feel that they are marginalized and/or they have been treated with injustice. If justice is not served, there can never be real stability and peace in Egypt, no matter how developed economically the country will be.
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Allen-99
28-01-2015 09:34am
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You are naive
In Egypt, the world "impartial" doesn't exist. The government is inherently dishonest, intinsically criminal.
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