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Egypt Court Sentences Six People Who Beat to Death French Citizen in 2013

© AP Photo / Mohsen NabilEgyptian police and civilians gather around a bullet ridden microbus in the south Cairo neighborhood of Helwan, Sunday, May 8, 2016
Egyptian police and civilians gather around a bullet ridden microbus in the south Cairo neighborhood of Helwan, Sunday, May 8, 2016 - Sputnik International
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A criminal court in the Egyptian capital sentenced six people on Sunday to seven years in prison each for the murder of a French citizen at a police station in 2013.

CAIRO (Sputnik) – Eric Lang was beaten to death by fellow inmates on September 13, 2013, after a week spent in detention for violating a curfew and failing to provide valid residency papers.

Morning view of Cairo. File photo - Sputnik International
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That July, then-President Mohamed Morsi was ousted and declared the Muslim Brotherhood movement that supported him illegal, sparking mass protests. Lang lived and worked in Egypt as a French language teacher and translator during turbulent times for the Arab republic.

French President Francois Hollande, who visited Cairo last month, urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi to speed up the investigation over Lang’s death.

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