Middle East Egypt: Deaths in police custody, once a spark for revolt, now met by shrugs

At least 80 detainees have died since last July, when the military seized power and launched a crackdown on dissidents. Former prisoners speak of overcrowding, denial of medical treatment, and mistreatment. 

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Ahmed Ibrahim’s last words to his family crackled down the phone line at 1 a.m. on June 15. “I’m dying, father,” he said.