World Bulletin / News Desk
A supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has died in prison, the third such death since the elected leader's July 3 ouster by the military.
Salah Ahmed Youssef Abuleil, 30, died in hospital in the Upper Egyptian Minya province.
In a Wednesday statement, the General Syndicate of Pharmacists asserted that Abuleil had "died of torture while in prison."
Security officials could not be reached for comment.
Abuleil was arrested three weeks ago on suspicions that he had taken part in the storming of a Minya police station.
On October 22, he was rushed to hospital after suffering from malaise.
The pharmacists syndicate has called for an investigation into his death.
Two other detained supporters of the ousted president died earlier while in police custody, one in Minya and the other in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura.
Egyptian authorities have unleashed a massive crackdown on leading members and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood – the group from which the ousted president hails – since the violent August 14 dispersal of two pro-Morsi protest camps in which hundreds of demonstrators were killed.
Hundreds of the group's high- and mid-ranking figures, topped by supreme leader Mohamed Badie and deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, are now in detention.