CAIRO: Egypt’s Forensic Medicine Spokesperson Hesham Abdel Hameed was sacked Tuesday, three days after being placed under investigation for controversial remarks to a television program. The Ministry of Justice stated the firing was due to his claim that doctors in the Muslim Brotherhood were working in the authority.
Abdel Hameed also told the program that political activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was killed because she was “too thin,” as the birdshot used by forces was non-lethal, and that her colleague who was also shot had a “layer of fat” that protected him. Sabbagh was killed on Jan. 24, when security forces dispersed a peaceful march to Tahrir Square for the fourth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution. An unnamed police officer has been charged with her murder.