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British-Egyptian hunger striker Alaa Abdelfattah in ‘good health’- Public Prosecution

November 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm

Mona Seif (C), sister of the jailed British-Egyptian human rights activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, is joined by supporters during a candlelight vigil outside Downing Street to demonstrate concern for her brother who is beginning a complete hunger strike as world leaders arrive for COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh in London, United Kingdom on November 06, 2022. [Wiktor Szymanowicz – Anadolu Agency]

A medical report showed that the British-Egyptian jailed activist, Alaa Abdelfattah is in “good health”, Egypt’s Public Prosecution said in a statement on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Abdelfattah, who has been on hunger strike since 2 April, had said he would stop drinking water on Sunday to coincide with the opening of the COP27 climate change talks that Egypt is hosting in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

His family has said they are deeply worried about his condition, and that prison officials had told them on Thursday that there had been a medical intervention to sustain him.

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