Egyptian policeman sentenced to 15 years over killing of activist

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Posted: Jun 11, 2015 11:28 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a policeman to 15 years in jail on Thursday over the killing of a woman activist, a judicial source and state newspaper Al-Ahram said.

The policeman had been charged in March with action that "led to the death of" Shaimaa Sabbagh, a lesser charge than murder.

Sabbagh was shot in January at a march marking the anniversary of the uprising that ousted veteran ruler Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Yara Bayoumy and Andrew Roche)