Death of economist no mystery at all, Egyptian authorities say

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Egypt’s public prosecution says it has found no evidence of criminal violence in the death of a prominent government critic.

The prosecution office said a post-mortem revealed that Ayman Hadhoud, an economist, had died from a chronic heart condition – and there were no signs of violence or resistance.

Supporters of Mr. Hadhoud say that he was subject to ill- treatment by the police after what they describe as his “forced disappearance”.

Mr. Hadhoud died in a government-run psychiatric hospital in March but his body was not handed over to relatives until earlier this month. (Source: BBC)

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