Egypt: Female Journalist Shot, Killed in Cairo clashes

March 29, 2014 | By | Reply More

Mar 29, Cairo – A 20-year-old female reporter for an independent newspaper was shot dead Friday while covering pro-Morsi demonstrations in the northern Cairo neighborhood of Ein Shams, sources said.

hromedia Egypt Female Journalist Shot, Killed in Cairo clashes arab uprising2Her name was ”Mayada Acharaf, she worked for Adoustour newspaper and she was killed by the Muslim Brotherhood”, according to Veto independent website.

”She was shot by security forces”, Al Jazeera reported.

Her death brings to three the fatalities in Ein Shams, where security forces clashed with pro-Morsi protesters, according to General Ousama al-Saghir, the Cairo security chief. He cited the names of the victims as Mayada Acharaf, journalist, giornalista, Merry Sameh, a Copt, and Karim Mahmoud.

Sameh was killed by a gunshot to the neck while about to move her car so it wouldn’t be damaged in the clashes, eyewitnesses said.

Press journalist for HRO media Khizer Hayat contributed to this report.

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