A very distressing video has emerged recorded by an Egyptian photojournalist who accidentally filmed his own death on camera.
In the video, an Egyptian soldier can be seen firing multiple shots standing on top of a yellow building. It’s very tragic because as the video comes to an end, so does Ahmed Samir Assem’s life because the soldier takes aim towards the camera and fires.
According to sources, the 26-year-old photographer for Egypt's Al-Horia Wa Al-Adala newspaper was among at least 51 people killed when security forces opened fire on a large crowd that had camped outside the Egyptian army's Republican Guard officers' club in Cairo.
Assem’s footage is proof of the atrocities being carried out in Egypt nowadays ever since Mohamed Morsi was arrested by the Egyptian military.
The deceased photographer’s bloodied camera and mobile phone were found at the site of the makeshift camp and that is when the news of his death was broken.
Ahmed Abu Zeid, the culture editor of Mr Assem's newspaper said in an interview, “At around 6am, a man came into the media centre with a camera covered in blood and told us that one of our colleagues had been injured.” Zeid said that after almost an hour the unfortunate news of his employee’s death had arrived.
Also, Muslim Brotherhood activists plan to use it as evidence against Egyptian military hostility which is sad because that way they might politicize Assem’s death. But it’s not been confirmed if Assem’s employers would allow that.