Home / news / American citizen Mustafa Kassem, a diabetic imprisoned in Egypt for more than 6 years under controversial anti-protest law, died Monday following hunger strike protesting his conviction, State Department said. Kassem is survived by his wife and 2 young children, Pretrial Rights International said.

American citizen Mustafa Kassem, a diabetic imprisoned in Egypt for more than 6 years under controversial anti-protest law, died Monday following hunger strike protesting his conviction, State Department said. Kassem is survived by his wife and 2 young children, Pretrial Rights International said.

American citizen Mustafa Kassem, a diabetic imprisoned in Egypt for more than 6 years under controversial anti-protest law, died Monday following hunger strike protesting his conviction, State Department said. Kassem is survived by his wife and 2 young children, Pretrial Rights International said.

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/13/American-imprisoned-in-Egypt-dies-after-hunger-strike/4011578969763/?ls=3) reduced by 82%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Jan. 13 – An American citizen imprisoned in Egypt for more than six years under a controversial anti-protest law died Monday following a hunger strike protesting his conviction, the State Department said.

    > Mustafa Kassem, a 54-year-old diabetic, died of heart failure following a lengthy hunger strike, said non-profit Pretrial Rights International, which represented Kassem.

    > Most recently in the days before Christmas, Schenker told reporters Pompeo met with Egypt's Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry several times over the year and raised concerns over "Americans detained in Egypt, including Moustafa Kassem.”

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  2. she probably assumed Egypt would care about her illness enuf to let her out easy

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