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Imprisoned Egyptian Journalist Dies from COVID-19

HeadlineJul 14, 2020

The prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir has died of COVID-19 after being jailed on charges that he spread fake news. Monir was arrested in June after appearing on Al Jazeera, which is banned in Egypt. He was then held in pretrial detention at Cairo’s notoriously crowded Tora prison complex, where he contracted the virus.

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