Egyptian activists launched the hashtag “We are all Ahmed Mamdouh” to demand the release of the “Corona Dead Photographer”, who documented the case of the lack of oxygen at Al-Husseiniya Hospital, which caused the death of 4 people, including Ahmed Mamdouh’s aunt.
The photographer’s brother said, in a series of posts on his Facebook account, that his brother did not do anything contrary to the law, and that he documented the negligence incident in the Isolation Hospital in the Sharkia Governorate, to hold the perpetrators accountable and not shirk their responsibilities.
In the following video, the son of one of the deceased speaks, as he documents the testimonies of the families, confirming Ahmed Mamdouh’s story.
Ahmed Mamdouh’s sister also confirmed, through her Facebook account, that the security authorities arrested him and transferred him this morning, Monday, to the Zagazig Security Directorate, for investigation with promises to release him, confirming that he does not belong to any banned group, as she put it.
It is reported that photographer Ahmed Mamdouh was an eyewitness to the incident of running out of oxygen, which caused the death of his aunt before he received her body, and the hospital administration refused to write the cause of death.
The testimony of the people of Husseinieh
The people of Al-Husayniyah said that the hospital doctors were the ones who accused Ahmed of stirring up public opinion, before transferring him to the Zagazig Security Directorate for investigation. The following videos document the testimony of the people of Al-Husayniyah on the authority of Ahmed Mamdouh.
Labeling oxygen to Egypt
The pioneers of social media launched the oxygen label for Egypt, expressing the popular “suffocation” situation due to the deterioration of the medical sector.
— ⓐⓜⓘⓝ (@fcbliveotp) January 3, 2021
Tweeters said that the authorities’ denial of the health disaster that is happening instead of addressing the matter and trying to find solutions is unacceptable, but it is traditional for the current system, as they describe.
The “Brotherhood” hashtag topped the list of the most popular in Egypt, on Twitter, with tweets expressing popular anger at the suspension of any crisis in Egypt on the “peg” of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood or the media fabrication, which some described as a “duplicate scenario.”
Now has come a paragraph, the arresting brigades of the American Sixth Fleet, the hawks that never sleep, the protectors of the homeland, and the conspiracy against Egypt to obstruct the achievements of President Sisi. #Brothers They are the reason and they want to sabotage Egypt😂😂
— ahmed hakes (@AhmedHakes) January 4, 2021
All that shows failure to people, and all that the people assure of betrayal # SisiAnd all that people see is your scandal, and you know that you are working for your interests, not the interests of the people, and all that we see is that the people are the cheapest in your need, .. quickly they say # Brotherhood
Certainly, the Brotherhood is more honorable than you, and they love their country, not as traitors as you are pic.twitter.com/ef8m4wHOGV
– Ahmed Samir Ahmad Samir (@ A_SAMIR_1) January 4, 2021
In the 19th century, Hajj Mahmoud Al-Attar invented a drink for intestinal colic, and because of poverty, the people considered that Hajj Mahmoud’s drink cures all diseases, and currently the Egyptian government uses #Brotherhood
Rather, it is Hajj Mahmoud’s drink that deals with all crises and problems. Is a citizen convinced to inform Hajj Mahmoud’s government?
– Jamal Abdel Azim (@xbg_l) January 3, 2021
Informational fabrication and intimidation
On the other hand, supporters of the current Egyptian regime saw the uproar as a media fabrication and intimidation by the opposition media.