The Canadian Press August 16, 2013
OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs confirms that a Canadian resident has died in the strife in Egypt.
A spokeswoman would only say the person was a permanent Canadian resident married to a Canadian citizen.
She says consular services are being made available to the family.
The Globe and Mail identified the man as 26-year-old Amr Kassem, who lived in Toronto with his wife and child.
The Globe is reporting Kassem joined a large rally in Alexandria on Friday that was protesting the crackdown by security forces against anti-government demonstrators.
The newspaper quoted his wife Asmaa Hussein as saying Kassem was shot in the back of his head.