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Egypt: Retired U.S. Army officer found dead in jail cell (James Henry)
ap ^ | October 13, 2013

Posted on 10/13/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT by george76

A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for violating curfew in August was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks.

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Security officials identified the man as James Henry, 66, a retired U.S. Army officer who arrived in Cairo from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Aug. 25. Henry was detained by army troops in the turbulent region of northern Sinai three days later while making his way to the border crossing with Gaza in the town of Rafah

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TOPICS: Egypt; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 10/13/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Interesting incident. What was he doing wandering around Egypt? Was he doing some dirty deed for Obama?


2 posted on 10/13/2013 10:17:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: george76
What was he doing there?


3 posted on 10/13/2013 10:19:16 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: george76
From the BBC.

Egypt inquiry into jail death of US man James Henry

In a statement, the prosecutor said Mr Henry had been carrying a map of Egypt and an advanced electronic device.

Advanced electronic device? What..

4 posted on 10/13/2013 10:23:25 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

“Advanced electronic device? What.. “

I was deeply disappointed in DC’s Spy Museum. It contained tiny film cameras, recording devices and tiny maps printed on silk and hidden in buttons. There was nothing there my primitive flip phone couldn’t do better. Probably, he had the latest Apple iPhone.


5 posted on 10/13/2013 10:29:04 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: csvset

“Advanced electronic device? What.. “

I was deeply disappointed in DC’s Spy Museum. It contained tiny film cameras, recording devices and tiny maps printed on silk and hidden in buttons. There was nothing there my primitive flip phone couldn’t do better. Probably, he had the latest Apple iPhone.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 10:29:14 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: csvset

Advanced electronic device? What = GPS AMDSGCR


7 posted on 10/13/2013 10:29:30 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)))
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To: csvset
In a statement, the prosecutor said Mr Henry had been carrying a map of Egypt and an advanced electronic device.

The devise allegedly allowed the user to communicate with people in other locations.

8 posted on 10/13/2013 10:30:38 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: darkwing104; george76
Simplest explanations are usually the right ones. A life in the profession of arms, followed by a life of foreign adventure. Old habits die hard. Probably enjoying retirement, living as an expat. The local Sheriff probably stole or withheld his his heart meds, which is common in such countries. Ruled suicide. As for “possession of advanced electronic device,” some places I've been require a permit from the national government just to own a common film camera, and I saw a man shot to death by jittery local military just for taking a photograph. A cautionary tale for those considering the expat life outside the USA.
9 posted on 10/13/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: bunkerhill7

be ijnorant but what is AMDSGCR?
google won’t tell me.
some sort of targeting device?


10 posted on 10/13/2013 11:45:55 AM PDT by jim999
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To: george76

The Egyptian military may be against the ragheads.
That does NOT make them pro American.
As you’ve seen, even Kenyans, raised with a silver spoon and opportunity are ANTI AMERICAN.


11 posted on 10/13/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT by jim999
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To: csvset
Advanced electronic device? What..

Any electronic device is advanced to these savages. it could've been a walkman.

12 posted on 10/13/2013 12:21:30 PM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Spirochete

66 AND retired? The young stuff is better in Thailand.


13 posted on 10/13/2013 12:26:46 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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Thanks george76. [snip] ...identified the man as James Henry, 66, a retired U.S. Army officer who arrived in Cairo from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain on Aug. 25. Henry was detained by army troops in the turbulent region of northern Sinai three days later while making his way to the border crossing with Gaza in the town of Rafah... [/snip] http://crisisforums.org/discussion/5774/american-james-henry-found-hanged-in-egyptian-police-cell American James Henry Found Hanged In Egyptian Police Cell An American man has been found hanged in a police cell in Egypt, security officials have told AFP. The body of James Henry, 55, was found in a police cell in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia. Police said he committed suicide, the newswire reported. Mr Henry was arrested over 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 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. http://news.sky.com/story/1153948/american-found-hanged-in-egyptian-police-cell ...Egyptian officials told AFP that a US embassy delegation had visited Mr Henry in his cell last week. His death comes a day after he was told authorities were extending his preventative detention by a further 30 days... On Thursday, the US suspended millions in aid to Egypt's military until democratic progress is made. On Friday, two Canadians who had been held in an Egyptian jail after being detained while on their way to Gaza to make a film about Palestinian doctors, revealed they had been badly beaten in prison.
14 posted on 10/13/2013 12:28:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: jim999

AMDSGCR Airborne Missile Directional Scanning Ground Control Radar

plant`n run
then have fun

Israeli`s MOSSAD use`em like a remote control long-distance 20 mile beam-rider for IAF/IDF


15 posted on 10/13/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)))
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To: csvset
Advanced electronic device?

GPS

Pretty advanced among the 7th century animals.

16 posted on 10/13/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: oldbrowser

“The devise allegedly allowed the user to communicate with people in other locations.”

Lucky they didn’t charge him with sorcery.

All kidding aside, RIP Mr. Lunn.


17 posted on 10/13/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PowderMonkey

“A cautionary tale for those considering the expat life outside the USA. “

Nothing you stated couldn’t happen right here. We are all on the plantation and it’s only lately that our overseers have started showing their hand right to our faces.


18 posted on 10/13/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: george76

The reality is, there is a good chance he was up to no good. Not necessarily in the criminal sense, but in the ‘somebody else’s agenda’ sense.


19 posted on 10/13/2013 12:54:45 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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20 posted on 10/14/2013 9:58:32 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: george76
U.S. officer, 12 jihadis arrested in Sinai after attack: source Egypt Independent ^ | 28/08/2013 | Al-Masry Al-Youm

Posted on ‎8‎/‎29‎/‎2013‎ ‎1‎:‎18‎:‎39‎ ‎AM by george76

Egyptian security services arrested on Wednesday a retired U.S. officer and 12 jihadis in Sheikh Zuwayed, North Sinai, German news agency DPA quoted a security source as saying.

The U.S. national possessed documents, some including information on Sinai.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. officer is being interrogated by authorities in Arish without giving further details on the documents or circumstances of the arrest.

The American national arrested on Tuesday was referred to a military prosecutor in Ismailia to be interrogated, said a security source.

A 55-year old American called James Henry was previously arrested, and turned out to be a retired officer.

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21 posted on 03/06/2015 8:11:33 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Was he doing some dirty deed for Obama?

and did obama do some dirty deed to him?

22 posted on 03/06/2015 8:13:21 PM PST by uncitizen (Mark Levin: "Jeb Bush? No way Jose!")
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To: piasa

Thanks for keeping up on all of this.


23 posted on 03/06/2015 8:14:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: uncitizen

I’d like to see the US embassy-Cairo staff emails from that time period.


24 posted on 03/06/2015 8:15:07 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Bedoin town of Sheikh Zuweid :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Zuweid


25 posted on 03/06/2015 8:18:24 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Jet Jaguar

You’re welcome

Eyewitness: Sinai attackers used ambulance car bomb ;
Retired US officer arrested along with 12 insurgents

http://www.aawsat.net/2013/08/article55315257

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Precise details of the bloody attacks that took place in Sheikh Zuwaid, near the Egyptian border with Gaza, on August 24 have been obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat from eyewitnesses to the event. The attack led to the deaths of a number of gunmen.

Eyewitness accounts reveal that one of the fighters concealed his identity behind “a red niqab,” while another attempted to hide among a group of women. Twelve officers have been accused of being involved in “terrorism,” while the arrest of a retired US serviceman was also announced, although the precise nature of his involvement was not immediately clear.

Citizens of Sheikh Zuwaid, which is roughly 6 miles (10 kilometers) from the Rafah border crossing into Gaza, witnessed a fierce battle between armed elements and security forces earlier this week. This was part of operations that have been ongoing since Tuesday, according to local eyewitnesses who spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat.

The witnesses recounted precise details about a car bomb that exploded in front of the Sheikh Zuwaid police department, confirming that it was a stolen ambulance.

“The armed elements first began to open fire on the [police] department from the roof of a building opposite it, about 400 meters away,” one citizen explained. “After that, the army commanded citizens over a loudspeaker to vacate the area surrounding the station.”

He added: “After this, an ambulance stopped in front of the police department under the pretense of changing a tire. Two bombs were planted, which detonated directly after the ambulance left. [Security] forces then opened fire on the ambulance, which contained another two bombs. The devices exploded. This killed and burned those inside the vehicle—three individuals, according to the heads that were found.”

The eyewitness added that a number of employees at the education administration building in Sheikh Zuwaid, which is adjacent to the police station, fled during the exchange of fire.

Before they could get to safety, six militants took the civilian employees inside the building hostage. At that point, security forces opened fire on the insurgents, killing two and arresting four.

The source also noted the arrest of a retired US serviceman in the vicinity of the attacks.

Another eyewitness told Asharq Al-Awsat of the state of fear and panic that prevailed among civilian residents during the attack. She heard screams from distressed civilians, especially from a nearby health center that specializes in dealing with pregnant women.

Local residents also recounted that clashes between security forces and insurgents had taken place in the market on Tuesday. A bomb exploded, injuring two individuals including a fifteen-year-old boy. No other civilians were reported to have been injured.

Officials from the North Sinai Security Directorate announced that that they had “arrested 12 individuals suspected to have been involved in the blast.”

In a statement to the state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA), a security source confirmed that an American citizen was among those arrested. The US citizen was reportedly in possession of a map that contained the locations of police sites. The source stressed that all necessary legal procedures were being taken regarding the detained suspects.

The security source continued: “The American officer detained yesterday in Sheikh Zuwaid turns out to be 55-year-old James Henry. He is interested in collecting historical documents about Sinai. Documents marking historic locations in Sinai were seized, as well as papers containing details of some attacks launched by terrorists.”


26 posted on 03/06/2015 8:27:24 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

I’d like to see the US embassy-Cairo staff emails from that time period.

Same here.


27 posted on 03/06/2015 8:30:33 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Interesting... now the dead guy’s not the retired James Henry according to this article:

US citizen found hanged not James Henry: Embassy source

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/83961/Egypt/Politics-/US-citizen-found-hanged-not-James-Henry-Embassy-so.aspx

American citizen believed to have committed suicide in prison in Egypt is James Lone not James Henry according to US embassy

Ahram Online , Sunday 13 Oct 2013

An American citizen found hanged in his prison cell in Egypt’s city of Ismailia has been identified as James Lone, not retired officer James Henry, a source from the US embassy in Cairo told Ahram Arabic news website Sunday evening.

Egyptian authorities had identified the deceased - believed to have committed suicide in his prison cell earlier on Sunday - as 55 year-old retired officer James Henry Allen.

The source did not provide further details on Lone.

The initial prosecution report said the body of James Henry, 55, was found hanging by a shoelace and a black belt at noon in Ismailiya Awal police station.

The US Embassy in Cairo confirmed “that a US citizen, prisoner in Ismailia, died from an apparent suicide.”

According to authorities, the man identified as James Henry was arrested on 28 August on North Sinai’s Al-Arish road on his way to the Gaza Strip with “a map of Egypt and a modern electronic device currently being examined,” the prosecution’s report stated.


28 posted on 03/06/2015 8:32:13 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Another name given is “James Henry Lunn”


29 posted on 03/06/2015 8:34:23 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Interesting.


30 posted on 03/06/2015 8:36:12 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Apparently the man who was retired military is not the one who hanged himself, but it’s hard to be sure.

A British citizen was arrested in Oct 2003 with uniforms of the Egyptian police. Wonder if they were Galloway’s Gaza activists.


31 posted on 03/06/2015 8:56:25 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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