CAIRO: Activist Khaled Tlema suffered a heart attack Friday morning and was transported to Qasr el-Aini Hospital for observation in the intensive care unit, Al-Watan reported.
Other activists called for prayers for their friend on Facebook and Twitter. Israa Abd Al-Fatah wrote on Twitter this morning, “Please pray for Khaled Tlema. God be with him and heal him.”
“My dear friend is going through a health crisis, please pray for him,” was written on Tlema’s Facebook page Friday.
Tlema was one of the activists who called for the January 25 Revolution against the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak. He started his political activity in college in 2001, and was part of the Tagammu Party until he resigned from it in 2012.
During the government of Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy, Tlema was the deputy minister of youth and worked in the media as a journalist and presenter on ONTV channel.
He supported former candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi for president and participated in many demonstrations as a part of his campaign during the 2014 presidential election.
Hany Abd al-Rady, a member of the Political Bureau of Progressive Youth told Youm7 Friday that Tlema’s condition had improved to stable and he won’t need any surgeries, but he is still under observation and his release date is unknown.