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    US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike

    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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    Re: US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike

    Midnight Express took place in Turkey, iirc.
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    Re: US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    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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    Re: US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike

    Quote Originally Posted by JacksinPA View Post
    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.......
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