Jailed activist’s health ‘deteriorated’ – DW – 11/17/2022

The health of jailed Egyptian-British activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has “deteriorated severely,” his family said Thursday. 

The activist’s mother visited him in prison, the first time seeing him in nearly a month. 

Abdel-Fattah intensified a hunger strike at the beginning of the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt earlier this month. He ended his hunger strike earlier on Tuesday, after more than 220 days.  

Abdel-Fattah is one of Egypt’s most prominent pro-democracy campaigners. 

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