Egyptian policeman accused over fatal shooting of woman protester

March 17, 2015 1:12 PM

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Egyptian policeman accused over fatal shooting of woman protester

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian police officer was charged on Tuesday over the fatal shooting of Shaimaa Sabbagh, a woman protester whose death caused international outrage when footage of it spread online in January.

Sabbagh was shot in Cairo during protests a day before the anniversary of the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The public prosecutor referred the case for trial in a criminal court, a rare action against a member of the security forces.

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