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Ceremony honours Mina Daniel, aka Egypt's Che Guevara

Youth for Justice and Freedom will host a ceremony on Sunday to honour Mina Daniel, a Copt killed in protests, as well as their members injured during the revolution

Ahram Online, Saturday 15 Sep 2012
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Photo of Mina Daniel in Tahrir Square (Photo: Eduardo Castaldo)
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A ceremony on Sunday in the memory of Mina Daniel, a Coptic Christian youth known as the Egyptian Che Guevara and was killed almost a year ago, is being organised by the Youth for Justice and Freedom movement.

The event will be held at 6:00pm at the movement's headquarter and will honour its members who have been injured during Egypt's January 25 Revolution.

The other honourees include: Mohamed Fathi, Hussein Helmi, Ahmed Orabi, Amr Guevara, Ahmed Doma, Waleed Abdel-Raouf, Hassan Khalifa, Ahmed Samir and Ahmed Salah.

Daniel - now celebrated as a model youth activist that strived wholeheartedly for unity despite the sectarianism in egypt - was a member of the movement before he was killed during the bloody events on 9 October 2011. Military police attacked a peaceful Coptic Christian march, killing 27 protesters dead and shooting Daniel in the heart.

Video footage filmed by eye witnesses show military forces running over several protesters with armoured vehicles.

"This event is to celebrate the movement's martyr, Mina Daniel, as well as our injured; four of whom lost their eyes during the revolution," said Shaimaa Hamdi member of the movement's political office.

Hamdi explained the lateness of this event to honour their members, saying many important events are continually springing up in Egypt since the outbreak of the January 25 Revolution.

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