Essam Derbala


Age: 58

Summary: leading member of Egypt's hard-line Islamist group Gamaa Islamiya, which waged an armed insurgency against the government in the 1990's but later renounced violence and it was a strong ally of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi before and during his year in office, who was arrested earlier in the year and accused of inciting violence.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: circa 1957

Died: August 9, 2015

Cairo, Egypt