BREAKING: Ismailia officer sentenced to 8 yrs for fatal beating, forgery
Afifi Hosni and alleged officer inside Ismailia pharmacy - still image from CCTV vide on Facebook

CAIRO: Ismailia Officer Mohamed Ibrahim was sentenced to eight years in prison for beating a veterinarian in November, leading to his death, and forgery, Youm7 reported.

He was also fined 5,000 EGP ($638,) for cursing the veterinarian’s wife.

Without a prosecution warrant, Ibrahim raided a pharmacy in Ismailia, owned by the victim’s wife, and arrested Afifi Hosni. He was filmed in a CCTV video physically intimidating Hosni and grabbing him by the neck.

Afifi’s wife, the Pharmacists’ Syndicate and the Veterinarians Syndicate all claim that Afifi was further abused inside Ismailia First Police Station.

The Forensic Medicine report noted that Hosni’s body did not show marks that can lead to death; however, heavy release of adrenaline ultimately caused heart failure.

Convicting police officers is rare in Egypt over brutality is rare in Egypt. But in June 2015, Lieutenant Yassin Salah el-Din, 24, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh to death during the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution.

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