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Heikal's funeral to be held Wednesday afternoon

The funeral of Mohamed Hassanein Heikal will be held at Al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Feb 2016

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Hassanein Heikal's funeral will be held in Cairo Wednesday afternoon after Al-Asr prayer (around 3:20pm) at Al-Hussein Mosque, as he requested in his will.

The family of the former politician and historian reportedly declined the offer of the Egyptian presidency to organise a military funeral, prefering to abide by Heikal's will. 

Tight security measures are currently being implemented in the popular historical area of Al-Hussein. 

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal passed away in Cairo earlier on Wednesday at the age of 92. 

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