Egypt

Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Die in Egyptian Prison

Gassed while trying to escape, if you believe the official story

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Some 38 Muslim Brotherhood supporters died in disputed circumstances at a prison on Sunday, as the leader of Egypt's powerful army warned he would not tolerate violence, urging Islamists to change course.

Latest government figures said at least 830 people had died since last Wednesday in clashes pitting followers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against security forces in the worst political bloodletting to rock Egypt in recent history. …

The Interior Ministry said a group of detainees had tried to escape from a prison on the outskirts of Cairo, adding that an undisclosed number had been suffocated by tear gas when police moved in to free an officer who had been taken hostage.