An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced a police officer to 15 years in jail over the shooting of a leftist female protester during a peaceful rally, a court official said.

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Shaima al-Sabbagh, a 34-year-old mother of a five-year-old, was shot dead with birdshot in January as police dispersed a small march on the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled president Hosni Mubarak.

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