In a first, Egyptian president speaks about killed protester

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has for the first time spoken publicly about the recent shooting death of a female protester, offering condolences to her family and all Egyptians “pained” by her death. Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, a 32-year-old mother and activist, was killed 10 days ago while taking part in a peaceful protest in Cairo. Activists and witnesses at the rally blame the police for her death. Egyptian state media on Monday quoted el-Sissi as saying he views Egyptian men and women as his own children and that el-Sabbagh “is my daughter … no one should doubt that.”



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