Journo succumbs to injury in Egypt protests

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Cairo, Feb 5: Every revolution must pay in blood and perhaps that is why the revolt in Egypt is claiming its share of human life. An Egyptian journalist who was wounded in protests against the regime of President Mubarak has succumbed to his injuries.

The wife of the deceased journalist Ahmed Mohammed Mahmoud informed Al Jazeera about his death on Feb 4. He worked with the state-owned daily al-Ahram.

Mahmoud, who got injured on Jan 29 is believed to be the first journalist to have died in the Egyptian uprising. His wife said that he was shot in the head while filming the clashes.

Though Egypt's health minister said that only 11 people have died since Feb 2, but the UN's estimate shows a different picture that claims that nearly 300 people have died in the protests.

Barack Obama, the President of the USA has called for respect to the rights of a journalist.

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