Egyptian writer and Sisi critic Amin el-Mahdy dies days after release from jail | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Egyptian writer and Sisi critic Amin el-Mahdy dies days after release from jail

The Egyptian author Amin el-Mahdy died on Sunday, soon after his release from a brief detention, sources close to his family have told Middle East Eye.

Mahdy, 68, was a publisher, writer and critic of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

He was arrested on 9 September after a Facebook post in which he described Sisi as “a murderer, traitor, coward, and thief”. He was released three weeks later on 30 September.

Sisi, a former army general, came to power after toppling his democratically elected civilian predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Mahdy was opposed to both Sisi and the Muslim Brotherhood - from which Morsi hailed.

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