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Journalist killings in Egypt remain unresolved

A year after his death last December, justice may yet come for Egyptian reporter Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif as deposed President Mohammed Morsi faces trial for the 2012 killing of protesters.
An injured journalist is surrounded by other journalists after the Al Wafd headquarters was attacked by Islamists in Cairo December 15, 2012. Islamists attacked the opposition Wafd party's newspaper offices in central Cairo with petrol bombs and birdshot on Saturday, security sources said. The violence flared as Egyptians voted in a referendum on a new constitution intended to pull the country out a growing political crisis. Two people were injured and firefighters said they had put out the flames, a Reuter

CAIRO — On Dec. 12, 2012, Egyptian reporter Al-Hosseiny Abou Deif was killed while reporting on clashes outside the presidential palace between protesters demonstrating against then-President Mohammed Morsi and his supporters.

It was an unprecedented moment. The country’s first Islamist president had issued a constitutional decree giving him sweeping new powers and stripping the judiciary of the power to challenge his decisions. He had also called for a referendum on a constitution drafted mostly by Islamists that opponents said failed to protect the rights of women and the media, among its other faults.

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