Dozens of political activists in Alexandria on Friday protested in front of the home of Khaled Saeed, widely believed to have been beaten to death by police officers last June, to express their rejection of statements made by a medical examiner.
On a television show, Chief Medical Examiner Ahmed al-Sebaie had insisted that Saeed died after swallowing a roll of marijuana and not as a result of police brutality.
News of Saeed's death spurred protests, and the case became symbolic of a security apparatus viewed as increasingly brutal and corrupt. The two policemen accused of using violence against Saeed currently stand trial.
The protests on Friday grew louder after Saeed's mother and sister joined the protesters. The protesters chanted, "O martyr, sleep peacefully and wait for us at the doors of paradise," as well as "Down with al-Sebaie" and "My name is Khaled Saeed. We are all Khaled Saeed."
Saeed's mother said she is disappointed at al-Sebaie's statements, adding that she will continue struggling to restore her son's rights.