EGYPTIAN soldiers in the north of Egypt have reportedly killed an activist who was working for a feminist organization, according to reports.
An activist, who has been known to work for the Egyptian National Coalition for Women (ENCL), was gunned down by soldiers in an ambush on the outskirts of the capital Cairo.
She was found dead on Saturday, according a statement by the ENCL’s Cairo branch, and a police official said the cause of death was an “accident.”
The activist, whose identity has not been confirmed, had been working to stop military operations in the northern region of the country and to raise awareness about human rights violations.
The military has been cracking down on women’s movements in the North since 2012, when it ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
The military has also taken over some public spaces and has used lethal force to repress protests and other protests.
The MENA region is home to a number of prominent female activists and activists who have been killed in the military crackdown on their rights, including rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ayaan Hirsi Ali.