Writer and activist One of Egypt's most respected democrat activists Bassem Sabry participated in the movement in bringing down the end of Hosni Mubarak's rule in the 2011 uprising. A blogger and columnist for a number of Egyptian and international outlets, Sabry wrote in English and Arabic and contributed to Al-Monitor, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy and the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, as well as his own blog. Bassem Sabry won praises for his balanced analysis amid the deep polarisation that has divided Egypt over the past three years. Sabry raised concerns over the possible return of a police state amid the bloody crackdown on Islamist supporters. Bassem Sabry died from an accidental fall from the balcony of a Cairo high-rise block.
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