Photojournalist Shawkan describes 'endless nightmare' from behind bars - Daily News Egypt

Photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zied, also known as Shawkan, re-affirmed his innocence, saying “I am a photojournalist, not a criminal”, in an open letter he sent from prison on Saturday.

He was arrested on 14 August 2013 while covering the forced dispersal of the protest camp set up in Rabaa Al-Adaweya in support of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi. International watchdog Human Rights Watch said “at least 817 and likely well over 1,000 people were killed” during the dispersal of this camp alone.