Forensic report blames protesters, not police, for student’s murder

A report by medical examiners has blamed protesting students, rather than security forces, for the shooting of Mohamed Reda, an engineering student, during protests at Cairo University last Thursday.
The report by Egypt’s forensic authorities said protesters shot at Reda and his colleagues, arguing that the bullets found in the corpse are not among those used by police.
Reda had sustained three BB gun shots in the back, belly and shoulder during the demonstrations. Egyptian universities have been swept with protests by supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsy since the start of the academic year in September.
Prosecutors said the death of Reda, and the attempted murder of seven of his colleagues, were the result of shots fired from ground level, saying it is possible that unidentified elements fired at them from inside the campus of the Faculty of Engineering.
Prosecutors ordered to review video records of a security camera at the nearby National Bank of Egypt after discovering blood stains under it. Samples of the blood will be compared to that of the deceased student and his injured colleagues.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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