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.