French citizen dies while in police custody

A French citizen died while in police custody after being detained for breaking curfew, a security source told the website of the state daily Al-Ahram. 

The security source said that six prisoners who were sharing the cell beat the French man to death after he was transferred to Qasr al-Nil police station in Garden City. He was detained in Zamalek.

A judicial source told Al-Ahram’s website that the cause of death was internal bleeding and a fractured skull. 

The man was not carrying a valid visa at the time of arrest. AFP reported that he was a long-term resident of Cairo. 

The French Embassy could not be reached immediately for comment.

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