Egypt police criticized over death of female protester, blamed for ignoring pleas to help her

January 27, 2015 7:15 PM

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Egypt police criticized over death of female protester, blamed for ignoring pleas to help her

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 file photo Egyptians carry the coffin of Shaimaa el-Sabagh, a 32-year-old mother, who was shot Saturday in downtown Cairo while taking part in a gathering commemorating the nearly 900 protesters killed in the revolution, during her funeral procession in Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that police officers not only fired birdshot at el-Sabagh during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. file photo, the coffin of Shaimaa el-Sabagh is carried out of the Zenhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that police officers not only fired birdshot at el-Sabagh during a peaceful protest last weekend b...

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