An Egyptian policeman was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for the deadly shooting of a protester during a January 2015 rally, judicial and security officials said.
Shaima al-Sabbagh was hit with birdshot pellets on January 24, 2015, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the anti-Hosni Mubarak uprising as police dispersed a march.
Sabbagh, a 34-year-old mother, was with other activists carrying a wreath to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to commemorate the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolt.
“The ruling can be considered good and a victory, in the circumstances we’re currently living in,” lawyer Mohamed Abdelaziz, representing Sabbagh, told AFP after the verdict.
The policeman, Lieutenant Yassin Mohamed Hatem, received a 15-year sentence in June 2015 after h...