An American jailed in is facing medical issues that leave him at risk of dying behind bars — and after the sudden death this week of former Egyptian President , who was held in the same facility and had similar health trouble, his supporters worry that that’s his likely fate unless the takes dramatic action.

Mustafa Kassem’s family has recently been shocked by “his frail look, his weight loss, his mental awareness and acuity — he doesn’t seem as with it as he normally would be,” said Praveen Madhiraju, an advocate for Kassem at the nonprofit group Pretrial Rights International. “He is back in and out of the hospital ward pretty frequently.”

U.S. officials should be trying to quickly secure

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