Egyptian Activist Hailed As “Child Of The Revolution” Laid To Rest
The body of Bassem Mohsen, a 22-year-old activist whose belief in the power of protest inspired many, was taken to his hometown of Suez for burial on Monday. For many, his death also highlighted the dashed dreams of the revolution.
2. Despite losing his left eye during the 2011 uprising that toppled the 30-year rule of the Mubarak regime, he continued to protest. He was arrested 2012, and later that year beaten by Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
4. His death has inspired many beautiful eulogies. In The Economist, he was remembered as a “child of the revolution,” while the Egyptian news site Mada Masr wrote of constant presence during the revolution.
6. During a week when several prominent Egyptian activists have been imprisoned for taking part in protests, Mohsen’s death highlighted the difficult times faced by many Egyptian revolutionaries, as they watch the former police state return.