Hit: Shaima al-Sabbagh, 34, a Socialist Popular Alliance Party activist, was shot and killed when police fired into the crowd to disperse the demonstration in central Cairo on Saturday

Shaima al-Sabbagh, the mother of a five-year-old boy, died of birdshot wounds in central Cairo on Saturday, a health ministry spokesman said.Hit: Shaima al-Sabbagh, 34, a Socialist Popular Alliance Party activist, was shot and killed when police fired into the crowd to disperse the demonstration in central Cairo on Saturday

Several other protest rallies were held in various parts of Egypt. Police forces arrested almost two dozen protesters in Daqahliya in Nile Delta.

According to reports, the spokesman for Women Against The Coup Movement was also detained.

The Muslim Brotherhood movement has also called for protests on Sunday in a bid to revive the revolution. Security forces have closed off Cairo?s iconic Liberation Square and halted trains to the city in anticipation of Sunday protests.

Egypt uprising

The 2011 revolution, which began on January 25, led to the overthrow of Mubarak. In an election after Mubarak?s ouster, Muslim Brotherhood-backed Mohamed Morsi was elected president.

Morsi was later ousted in a military coup led by former military ruler and current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in July 2013.

Egypt clampdown

The Egyptian government has been cracking down on any opposition since Morsi was ousted, and Sisi is accused of leading the suppression of Morsi supporters, as hundreds of them have been killed in clashes with Egyptian security forces over the last year.

Rights groups say the army?s crackdown on the supporters of Morsi has led to the deaths of over 1,400 people and the arrest of 22,000 others, including some 200 people who have been sentenced to death in mass trials.

The UN Human Rights Council has repeatedly expressed concern over the Egyptian security forces? heavy-handed crackdown and the killing of anti-government protesters.

Source: MSM/NN

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