Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Salah al-Din Hassan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||1 March 2014|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2013 - Motive Confirmed: Salah al-Din Hassan, 1 March 2014, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5333e90976.html [accessed 27 March 2017]|
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June 29, 2013, in Port Said, Egypt
Salah al-Din Hassan, 37-year-old reporter with independent news website Shaab Masr (Egyptian People), was killed by a homemade bomb thrown by an unidentified person while covering a demonstration against President Mohamed Morsi in the city of Port Said, the website reported. The bomb was hurled at protesters in Shuhada Square; Hassan picked it up to throw it away but it exploded, killing him and injuring 16 others, according to news reports. Ayda Sobh, Hassan's mother, blamed Morsi's supporters, according to the reports.
Hassan's death came as millions of Egyptians took to the streets that weekend seeking Morsi's resignation. At least 16 people were killed and 781 injured across the country on June 30 alone, news reports said, citing the Ministry of Health.
|Beats Covered:||Human Rights, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|