Freedom and Justice
July 8, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt
Ahmed Assem el-Senousy, a photographer for the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper, was killed while covering clashes in Cairo, according to news reports.
El-Senousy, 26, was shot by a sniper after photographing security forces firing on pro-Morsi protesters, Freedom and Justice reported. El-Senousy had been covering clashes between security forces and pro-Morsi protesters at the Republican Guards headquarters, which left at least 54 dead, according to news reports. The protests came the week after the Egyptian military announced the removal of former president Mohamed Morsi.
Abeer al-Saady, vice chairman of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, told CPJ that his organization would be granting el-Senousy an honorary membership and would be supporting his family with a pension.
Medium: Print, Internet
Beats Covered: Human Rights, Politics
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials
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