The man believed of being the architect of the recent Cairo bombings hasdied in custody:

"Police informed prosecutors on 11 May that their prisoner had become 'very agitated and deliberately hit his head on the wall of his cell', prompting his transfer to hospital."

You know, it's not that I feel particularly sorry for him or anything, but in light of Egyptians security's record with prisoner welfare and unexpected, regrettable incidents, I'm a bit skeptical.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.