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Egypt's chief coroner sacked

Dr. Sibai had stirred controversy and public anger by absolving the police of any blame for last year's death of Khaled Said

Ahram Online , Wednesday 4 May 2011
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Egypt's interim prime minister has decided to dismiss the country's chief coroner, Dr. Sibai Ahmad Sibai from his post. Dr. Ihsan Kamil Georgian has been appointed as his successor.

The decision taken by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and Minister of Justice Mohamed Abdel-Aziz El-Gendy comes in the wake of the anger stirred by Sibai's statements concerning the death of Khaled Said who died as a conseuqnce of police brutality last summer in Alexandria.

Sibai's involvement in the medical report of Said's death and the fact that he was also responsible for assessing the ousted president's health condition raised a lot of criticism. This only increased after his statements on a TV program in which he insisted that Said's death was not due to police brutality.

Both Facebook and Twitter carried calls for Sibai's dismissal, describing him as a "person who cannot be trusted to respond to the prosecutor-general's inquiry into Mubarak's health."

The ousted president is still in a hospital in Sharm El-Shiekh as medical reports have so far claimed that transferring him to Cairo for detention will endanger his life.

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