Egyptian President Morsi mourns activists slain in latest clashes
Presidential office offers condolences for deaths of two young Egyptians from opposing political camps killed in clashes over past week
Ahram Online, Monday 26 Nov 2012
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi expressed his condolences on Monday for the death of Mohamed Mahmoud Street protester Gaber Salah and Islam Massoud. The latter was reportedly a Muslim Brotherhood member who was killed Sunday night in the Nile Delta governorate of Damanhour.
"The presidency mourns two of the nation's finest young men – Gaber Salah and Islam Massoud – who were martyred during the latest events," the presidency said in a Monday statement.
President Morsi, according to the statement, has ordered Egypt's prosecutor-general to present results of ongoing investigations into clashes seen in Egypt over the past week.
Salah, a member of the 6 April Youth Movement, was shot in the head and chest on 20 November during police-protester clashes on Cairo's Mohamed Mahmoud Street. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.
Anti-Morsi protesters in Tahrir Square have set up a stage in his honour, while a funeral was held for him at Omar Makram Mosque adjacent to the square.
Islam Massoud, a 15-year-old high school student, was also killed late Sunday night in Damanhour, where anti-Brotherhood activists – who oppose the president's constitutional decrees, by which he has expanded his powers – attacked the offices of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party.
Opposition forces denounced the killing of Massoud and Salah, holding the country's rulers responsible for their deaths.