There was no immediate comment from the Interior Ministry, which oversees Egypt’s prison system [File: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters]

An Egyptian filmmaker imprisoned without trial for more than two years for making a music video that mocked President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has died at a maximum-security prison complex, two rights lawyers said.

Shady Habash died in Cairo’s Tora Prison complex, his lawyer Ahmed el-Khwaga said on Saturday. He said the cause of death was not immediately clear.


“His health had been deteriorating for several days … He was hospitalised, then returned to the prison yesterday evening where he died in the night,” el-Khwaga told the AFP news agency, without giving further details.

There was no immediate comment from the interior ministry, which oversees Egypt‘s

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