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Egypt: killed by his family?

Friends of a man who converted from Islam believe his death on 4 October was linked to numerous threats he received from his family that they would kill him for his change of faith.

World Watch Monitor

Amr Hussein Mohamed El-Sayeh had been reported for apostasy by his uncle. Someone who saw his body at the hospital noted bruising around his neck and face which do not fit with the official verdict of death by electrocution. Also, his body wasn’t ritually washed for burial. This is thought to be because he had a tattoo of a cross on his wrist which would have caused his family to treat him as an apostate.