U.S. Embassy Says Citizen Found Hanged in Egyptian Jail is James Lone, Not James Henry
A U.S. citizen believed to have committed suicide in the Ismailia jail, in Egypt, is James Lone, not retired military officer James Henry, according to a source at the U.S. embassy in Cairo who spoke to Egypt’s Ahram Arabic daily late on Sunday.
Egyptian authorities had mistakenly identified the body, as that of 55 year-old retired officer James Henry Allen. The embassy source was unable to provide further details on Lone.
Ahram cited the initial report as saying the body of James Henry, 55, was found hanging by a shoelace and a black belt at noon on Sunday at the Ismailiya Awal police station.
According to authorities, the man originally identified as James Henry was arrested on August 28 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, Ahram said.