Report: 40-year-old Palestinian prisoner dies in PA custody

March 2, 2013 14:01

A 40-year-old Palestinian prisoner being held in Palestinian Authority custody in Jericho died on Friday, Palestinian news agency Ma'an cited a senior Palestinian official as saying.

Ayman Mohammad Sharif Samara, who was detained on charges of assault, was reportedly suffering from diabetes, hypertension and other medical conditions.

Ma'an reported that the PA attorney-general denied Samara was tortured or beaten during interrogations and said an autopsy will be performed on his body.

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