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Egypt denies reports Ola Qaradawi is on hunger strike

Ola Al-Qaradawi, daughter of the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and her husband [Facebook]
Ola Al-Qaradawi, daughter of the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and her husband [Facebook]

An Egyptian security source yesterday denied reports claiming the daughter of Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, Ola, has launched a hunger strike in prison.

Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper quoted the source as saying that "the allegations are totally false".

Reports circulating on social media said Ola had launched a hunger strike while in solitary confinement in the Women's section of Qanater prison in protest of her continued pretrial detention for over four years.

Ola Al-Qaradawi has been detained in isolation since 1 July 2017, after she and her husband were arrested on charges of joining a terrorist group; in reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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