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FINALLY! MABROUK! I am so happy to see this! #Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid - known as Shawkan - is finally free after more than 5 years in prison because he was doing his job as a photojournalist. #FreeShawkan
Shawkan was imprisoned in Aug 2013 for taking pictures during the massacre at Rabaa square in #Cairo when #Egyptian regime security forces killed +800 in a matter of hours. This article from last year describes the impact on his family of his imprisonment latimes.com/world/la-fg-eg…
From the article, Shawkan’s father: “He (Shawkan) used to sit in the balcony and I would make coffee for him. Last time [I saw him] he told me he misses my coffee, and he wants to get out so I could make him coffee again and we would drink it together like the old days,”
Lovely to see @ShawkanZeid free and smiling again with his family. I am sure that first coffee with his dad on the balcony will be extra special
.@RSF_inter, which promotes and defends freedom of the press around the world, said it considers the case vs @ShawkanZeid, a photojournalist who was arrested after he took pictures during the 2013 Raba’a massacre to be “one of the most appalling attacks imaginable on journalism.”
I am especially happy for @ShawkanZeid’s parents that he is finally free
This was the photograph I was eager to see: @ShawkanZeid home at last with his parents via @pressfreedom
#Shawkan_Is_Free #Egypt #JournalismIsNotACrime Photojournalist Shawkan embracing his parents
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