Alaa Abdel Fattah: Jailed British-Egyptian activist ends hunger strike – letter

British-Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has told his family in a letter that he has ended a seven-month hunger strike in prison in Egypt.

“Bring a cake, normal provisions, I’ve broken my strike. I’ll explain everything on Thursday,” says the letter to his mother, dated Monday.

His sister tweeted: “I don’t know what’s happening inside [the prison].”

It comes a day after his family was given a letter from Abdel Fattah saying had resumed drinking water on Saturday.

The 40 year old had started refusing water on 6 November to coincide with the start of the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, hoping to pressure Egypt into at least allowing British consular officials to visit him.

Last Thursday, his mother was told by officials at Wadi al-Natroun prison, north of Cairo, that he had undergone an unspecified “medical intervention with the knowledge of a judicial authority”.

Egypt’s public prosecution also released a statement saying a medical report had shown him…

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