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US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike

JacksinPA

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US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike | World news | The Guardian

Mustafa Kassem, an Egyptian-born man from New York, died after six-year battle against what he said was wrongful imprisonment

Egypt said on Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a US citizen who went on a hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment.

Mustafa Kassem, 54, an Egyptian-born auto parts dealer from Long Island, New York, died late on Monday of heart failure after a hunger strike he began last year, his lawyers said.
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'The case has trained a spotlight on the dangers of Egyptian prisons, where many inmates are held for crimes they insist they did not commit, or have not been charged at all, as the president & dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi'

If you want to get a glimpse at what these prisons may be like, watch Midnight Express.
 

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Midnight Express took place in Turkey, iirc.
 

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Midnight Express took place in Turkey, iirc.
The Egyptian prisons are probably very similar. No room service or hot showers, homosexual rape for free, etc. You get the picture.
 

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The Egyptian prisons are probably very similar. No room service or hot showers, homosexual rape for free, etc. You get the picture.
.....just being technical.......:mrgreen:
 
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