The family of Hoda Saber, who was been receiving treatment in the public university hospital for months, but eventually succumbed to her lethal injury, has been put under military protection after receiving death threats from the officer accused of killing her, according to a family member.
Seventeen-year-old Saber was shot in the neck before the Qaed Ibrahim Mosque in Alexandria on the “Friday of Anger” on 28 January during Egypt’s 18-day revolution. She was pronounced dead Sunday 25 July evening, the latest death from the revolt.
Her brother, Ibrahim Saber, was also killed on the same day upon being shot in the head.
Mostafa El-Dami, the officer accused of murdering both victims sent thugs to the family in an attempt to force them to drop charges against him.
The hired thugs even set aflame the house of the victims’ families, according to an investigation.
Consequently, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces decided to protect the beleaguered family from such intimidation tactics, said Waleed Saber, brother of the victims.
It is reported that Hoda suffered from negligence after being hospitalised as the bullet was removed from her neck only a week ago.
Her funeral was postponed until Tuesday, 26 July, after an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.