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Tamarod member shot dead Monday, says group

Conflicting reports over the death of Mohamed Fathy - shot dead early Monday - as police say he wasn't a member of the grass-roots group

Ahram Online, Monday 26 May 2014
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A member of the Tamarod campaign, the grass root movement that led to the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last summer, was shot dead in Giza's Kerdasa district on Monday, the group announced.

Mohamed Fathy was shot in the stomach early on Monday morning and died immediately, according to a statement published on Tamarod's website which quoted forensic head Hesham Abdel-Hameed.

Abdel-Hamdeed added that the forensic report has been sent to prosecutors for an investigation.

The campaign has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of being behind Fathy's death.

Early reports by the police denied that Fathy was a member of Tamarod, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

The attack came hours before voting kicked off for Egypt's 2014 presidential election – the first since Morsi's ouster last summer.

Tamarod is backing former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in the poll, who is widely expected to defeat his only other rival, Nasserist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.

 

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Micah
26-05-2014 09:46pm
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please
Please don't call it a grassroots movement anymore. The founds themselves admitted that the group was backed, funded and had a helping hand from the Ministry of Interior and Military last year, including assistance getting signatures.
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Micah
08-06-2014 08:18pm
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ummm
If you disagree, then perhaps you should do a Google search. Some of the founders themselves have admitted that Tamarod received extensive funding and help from Ministry of Interior. That is why the group has split and some of the founders have left. It's not a secret or a conspiracy theory. Look up Moheb Doss, one of the five founders of Tamarod. He and others have done extensive interviews explaining why they left the movement.
Egyptian
26-05-2014 11:48pm
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really????? Either you are making this up or you should check your sources
As i check the news just about every single day, i have yet to come across any article that insinuate that the Tamorood was anything other than an organised youth movement few up with the with brotherhood corruption. Where are the articles written by Egyptian newspapers relenting this information? Its as grassroots as it gets.
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