Egypt Human Rights Advocate Dies of Coronavirus

Egypt Human Rights Advocate Dies of Coronavirus

Prominent human rights advocate and lawyer Hafez Abu Seada, 55, has died after contracting coronavirus.

His wife, also a lawyer and rights advocate, announced his death yesterday:

“The love of my life, the father of my children, and the greatest man I’ve seen and lived with, and my pillar throughout my life, Dr Hafez Abu Seada, the lawyer and human rights advocate, the head of the EOHR, has passed away.”

One week ago, Seada announced that he had contracted the virus and was admitted to hospital. He was the chairman and cofounder of Egypt’s oldest human rights organisation, the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights (EOHR).

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