CAIRO – An Egyptian policeman will stand trial for shooting a tea vendor over the price of a cup of tea.
Zeinhom Abdul Razzek is facing charges of murder and attempted murder following the incident in Cairo on April 19. He also wounded two people in the shooting.
The incident comes amid growing outrage at police abuses in the country.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi called for abusive police officer to “immediately” be held responsible. Al Sissi also promised to toughen laws against police abuses.
In February, a policeman shot dead a truck driver following an argument over the price of ferrying cargo. The policeman was convicted of killing the driver and was sentenced to prison. Agencies/Expat Media
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