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Bethpage man dies while spending years in custody in Egypt

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

News 12 Staff

Jan 14, 2020, 10:54 AM

Updated 1,595 days ago

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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.
Kassem went on a hunger strike to protest his charges.
He died Monday of heart failure.


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