- Posted October 13, 2013 by
American Found Hanged In Egyptian Police Cell
Police in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia said James Henry committed suicide.
Mr Henry was arrested about six weeks ago after he was stopped for violating a curfew on the road between El Arish and Rafah in north Sinai.
In August, The Egyptian Independent reported that he told officials he was a retired US Army officer who was on his way to the Gaza Strip as he was a "historical documentation enthusiast".
Officials have now revealed that he arrived in Cairo from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on August 25.
They said Mr Henry was detained in the turbulent region of northern Sinai three days later. He was then flown to Ismailia and held in police custody pending charges.
His body was found at noon on Sunday at Ismailia Awal police station, on the canal that marks the border of Sinai and the rest of Egypt.
Mr Henry paid his life for the military aid cut.