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American imprisoned in Egypt dies after hunger strike

CAIRO, Egypt (UPI) -- An American citizen imprisoned in Egypt for more than six years under a controversial anti-protest law died Monday following a hunger strike protesting his conviction, the State Department said. Mustafa Kassem, a 54-year-old diabetic, died of heart failure following a lengthy hunger strike, said non-profit Pretrial Rights International, which represented Kassem. Assistant Secretary for Eastern Affairs David Schenker confirmed Kassem's death during a press briefing in Washington. "His death in custody was needless, tragic and avoidable," […]

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