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Friday, July 5, 2013

Friend Remembers Andrew Pochter, American Student Killed In Egypt

Andrew Driscoll Pochter, who died while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP/Pochter Family)

Andrew Driscoll Pochter, who died while photographing clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP/Pochter Family)

The body of Andrew Pochter, the 21-year old American student stabbed to death during the uprising in Egypt, is scheduled to arrive in the United States from Egypt Friday.

U.S. officials are still trying to determine if Pochter was targeted or was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Meryn Chimes, a friend of Pochter, spoke of his work involvement in the region.

“Andrew had a passion for that area and those of his friends who are still there are continuing that passion and that would make him very happy,” she told Here & Now.

“Andrew saw the best in everyone and he wanted people to understand what was so wonderful about that part of the world.”

Pochter’s death has parents and universities wondering whether to cancel study abroad plans in the region, or to let students proceed.

Guest:

  • Meryn Chimes, friend of Andrew Pochter

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