CAIRO: A series of pictures were taken during the clashes that erupted Monday between protesting students and police forces at Cairo University, revealing that the two journalists were shot by a live bullet coming from outside campus, Youm7 reported Monday.
Further, the teaching hospital affiliated to Cairo University refused to seal the medical report that documents the injury of the Youm7 reporter Khaled Hussein who was shot with a live bullet to the chest during the clashes, in a move that is considered a clear violation of the law.
The hospital administration wrote in its medical report, which was handed to Youm7, that the information in the report is inadmissible to courts and police stations.
The state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Monday that the head of the Press Syndicate Diaa Rashwan called on media outlets to halt field reporting after two journalists were shot by police forces at Cairo University. He also called for a protest on Thursday in front of the syndicate to condemn the repeated attacks on journalists.
Hundreds of pro-Muslim Brotherhood students at Cairo University staged demonstrations on campus, demanding the release of their detained colleagues and the return of the dismissed students. The students chanted against the police and the army, waving the four finger Rabaa al-Adaweya symbol and images of the detained students.
The security forces stationed at the main gate of the university fired tear gas intensely to disperse the students’ demonstrations, sparking clashes between the students and the security forces. Three military armed vehicles headed off to the university and were stationed there, while the administrative security evacuated the university from students and academic staff after the clashes escalated.
“One civilian was killed and five others were injured on Monday during clashes between security forces and students at both Cairo and Zagazig Universities,” theMinistry of Health said in a statement.
Reporting by Dana el-Hadidy and Mohamed el-Bedewy.