Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Polanski Pulls Out of the Césars

Read more

THE DEBATE

Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

Iranian women push boundaries through sport

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Crowds, Lies & Alternative Facts

Read more

ENCORE!

Backstage at the Haute Couture show of designer Julien Fournié

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

President Trump pulls US out of TPP trade deal

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump is rolling back the clock on diversity in the cabinet'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

Read more

Africa

US citizen found hanging in Egypt police cell

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-10-13

An American citizen detained by Egyptian police since August for breaking curfew has been found hanged in his cell in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, Egyptian security officials said on Sunday.

An American found hanged in his police cell in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya on Sunday was believed to have committed suicide, Egyptian security officials said.

They said the body of James Henry, 55, who told authorities he was a "retired officer", was found at noon at Ismailiya Awal police station.

The US embassy in Cairo confirmed "that a US citizen prisoner in Ismailiya died from an apparent suicide."

"The embassy is in contact with authorities regarding the case and continues to provide all consular services," an embassy official told AFP.

Egyptian officials said Henry had been detained in August for violating a curfew imposed because of the latest wave of political unrest sweeping the country.

He was stopped on the road between El-Arish and Rafah in North Sinai and told authorities he was on his way to the neighbouring Gaza Strip.

Officials told AFP that a US embassy delegation had visited Henry in his cell last week.

His death comes a day after he was told that authorities were extending his preventative detention by another 30 days.

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-10-13

  • US - EGYPT

    US freezes military, economic aid to Egypt

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Militants target soldiers in Egyptian cities

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Scores killed in deadly clashes across Egypt

    Read more

COMMENT(S)