CAIRO: A detainee was suffocated to death Saturday after security forces fired tear gas to foil a prison break attempt in Giza’s El-Hawamdeyya police station; Youm7 quoted head of Giza Security Directorate Ahmed Hegazy.
The detainee was kept in custody pending investigations over accusation of possessing an unlicensed weapon, Hegazy added.
Some prisoners incited riots inside the police station, trying to escape; however, the security forces closed all the station’s gates and fired tear gas, Hegazy continued, noting that investigation over the incident has been launched.
Few days after millions of Egyptians took to the streets in January 25, 2011; several prison breaks have been occurred. Former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi stands a retrial after he was sentenced to death over charges of jailbreak from Wadi al-Natroun in Delta’s Beheira governorate.