2011-01-18 Ahmed Hashem El-Sayed dies in Alexandria hospital from self-immolation wounds

The spate of "copycat" self-immolation protests taking place across the Middle East has claimed another victim.

Twenty-five-year-old Ahmed Hashem El-Sayed, the third Egyptian to set himself ablaze this week, died in hospital late Tuesday. El-Sayed is the third Egyptian to copy Tunisia's Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire on December 17, triggering riots and the ensuing Tunisian revolution. Original source

Previously on WL Central:

2011-01-17 Egyptian man sets himself on fire [UPDATE: 1]
2011-01-17 Mauritanian man sets himself on fire [UPDATE: 1]
2011-01-16 Protests in Algeria

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