SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- A student protester has succumbed to the wounds he sustained during a crackdown by security forces in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
Hospital officials said on Tuesday that 19-year-old Omar Sherif had been in a critical condition since October 15, when he was shot during a university campus protest.
Sherif fell into a coma after being shot with birdshot in the head and neck.
Dozens of other students were also injured on the Alexandria University campus as Egyptian riot police used force against students.
The demonstrations at Alexandria University began on October 14, when some 500 students gathered to show anger at the new security measures at the university.
The protesters were also demanding the release of fellow students arrested during previous anti-government demonstrations.
Clashes between the demonstrators and police reportedly left at least 35 students wounded and three others in critical condition.
On October 17, Amnesty International slammed Egyptian security forces for the heavy clampdown on student demonstrators at Alexandria University.
Egypt’s university campuses have witnessed regular protests since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the former president, in July 2013.
More than 1,000 students have been arrested since the government launched a crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters, many of whom have been given harsh jail terms in mass trials. Officials also say more than 500 students were expelled or suspended for “rioting”.