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In a rare conviction, Egyptian policeman gets 15 years in protester's death

In a rare conviction, Egyptian policeman gets 15 years in protester's death

Over the last two years, hundreds of protesters have died at the hands of Egypt’s security forces. But from the beginning, Shaimaa Sabbagh’s case was different. She was a young mother. A poet. The circumstances of her death were poignant: Nearly five months ago, she and a small group of activist colleagues were on their way to lay flowers in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in tribute to slain Arab Spring protesters when, those with her testified, police opened fire without warning. And in an age of social media, her dying moments in the arms of another activist, captured in graphic video images and still photos, ricocheted around the Internet, shocking even Egyptians who had...

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