Bethpage man dies while spending years in custody in Egypt

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A Bethpage man has reportedly died after spending years in custody in Egypt.

Moustafa Kassem had been imprisoned in Egypt since 2013 and sentenced to 15 years in prison for protests he said he had no part of.

MOREFamily: Bethpage man on hunger strike in Egyptian prison 

Kassem went on a hunger strike to protest his charges.

He died Monday of heart failure.

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