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Rishi Sunak vows support for Alaa Abdel Fattah in Cairo

Jailed Egyptian activist starts ‘water strike’. UK PM vows support.

Where: Cairo, Egypt

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British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has stopped drinking water as he escalates his hunger strike in an Egyptian prison.
Fattah’s water strike coincided with the COP27 summit in Cairo as calls for his immediate release increased on Sunday.
Speaking to sky news, Fattah’s sister Sanaa Seif warned that her brother could die before the summit was over.
Fattah, 40, has been in jail for over nine years with an additional five-year sentence from 2021 on charges of “broadcasting false news.”
Meanwhile, UK PM Rishi Sunak has written to Fattah’s family promising to raise the issue at the COP summit.

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