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A photographer films his own death in Egypt

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 - 01:40

July 13 - The divided family of photographer killed when Muslim Brotherhood supporters were fired upon by Egypt's army finds unity in call for justice. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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This is the final footage shot by Ahmed Assem. It was shot in Cairo July 8tht. Ahmed came from a divided family. He was the only supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in a household raised to despise Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood. His father was upset when he began working for the Brotherhood. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER OF KILLED MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PHOTOGRAPHER AHMED ASSEM, DOCTOR SAMIR ASSEM, SAYING: ''Yes, for sure, lastly, when he began to change with the Muslim Brothers I don't like. But he got it as a job, you understand, there is no chance for work in Egypt, some of his friends told him this Muslim Brothers come and work with us and he goes with them. I mean he is not pro-Muslim Brothers, he just for work.'' During the escalating street protests against Mursi's rule the family went their separate ways. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER OF KILLED MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PHOTOGRAPHER AHMED ASSEM, DOCTOR SAMIR ASSEM, SAYING: ''Lastly, we went to the presidential palace and he went to Rabaa. I, his mother and his brother went to the presidential palace in Misr al-Gadida in Heliopolis, and he went to Rabaa. We are divided because of Mohamed Mursi.'' His older brother Eslam, who picked up the body at the morgue on Monday, is a captain with the police, and says his brother was killed in cold blood. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BROTHER OF KILLED MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PHOTOGRAPHER AHMED ASSEM, ESLAM ASSEM, SAYING: ''I think that his only crime, that he is recording a video for the massacre - what happened in Nasr city, only, only his crime. He has no gun no pistol, no anything in his hand, except the camera.'' He says his brother is his brother whatever his views (SOUNDBITE) (English) BROTHER OF KILLED MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD PHOTOGRAPHER AHMED ASSEM, ESLAM ASSEM, SAYING: ''He is my brother, that is the only thing, he is my brother." Ahmed was 26 years old when he filmed his own death. His family wants justice

A photographer films his own death in Egypt

Saturday, Jul 13, 2013 - 01:40

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