Egypt: Mohamed Monir’s Death of Covid-19 Is a Warning Sign for Journalists Held in Egypt’s Prisons

“I am very sick! I need oxygen therapy. Someone help me! Someone please help me get admitted to the Moneera hospital! I am very sick! Please do something before I completely run out of breath!”

The Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir panted, short of breath, as he made a plea from his home over Facebook Live on July 7. He called on the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, of which he was a member, to help him find an empty bed in one of Cairo’s quarantine hospitals.

The journalists syndicate came to…


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