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Egypt court convicts 6 for killing Frenchman in 2013

FILE -- This June 2007 file photo shows Eric Lang, a French resident of Cairo, who died Sept. 13, 2013 while in police custody in the Egyptian capital, on the balcony of an apartment in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. On Sunday, May 15, 2016 Egypt's official MENA news agency said a Cairo court has convicted six men of manslaughter and sentenced them to seven years in prison for beating Lang to death while in police custody in 2013. (AP Photo/Alain Alain Blottière, File)
May 15, 2016 - 11:32 AM

CAIRO - Egypt's official media says a Cairo court has convicted six men of manslaughter and sentenced them to seven years in prison for beating a French man to death while in police custody in 2013.

Egypt's official MENA news agency says the verdict was issued on Sunday.

Egyptian officials at the time said Eric Lang was killed by cellmates while in detention at a central Cairo police station. They said the Frenchman was drunk when he was arrested on the streets of the upscale Cairo neighbourhood of Zamalek.

Authorities said he was detained during a military-imposed nighttime curfew.

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