A French citizen died after being attacked by cellmates in a Cairo police station, where he had been detained for breaking a night-time curfew, security officials said on Tuesday.
Police arrested the man in the upmarket Zamalek neighbourhood of the capital for violating the nightly curfew in force since the launch of a deadly crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi on August 14.
The man, described as a teacher, was put in a cell at the central Qasr al-Nil police station, where he was attacked by his cellmates and later died of his injuries, the officials added.
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Six cellmates are being kept in custody as part of an investigation into "bodily harm resulting in death," a judicial source said.
A post-mortem found that the Frenchman died from "internal haemorrhaging" and a "skull fracture," the security officials said.
The victim did not have a valid visa at the time of his arrest, the security officials said. The French embassy said he was a long-term resident of Egypt.
The embassy added that it had asked for clarification from judicial authorities of the circumstances of the man's death and was still waiting for a reply.