The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.


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.