Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

The family of prominent Egyptian activist, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, have begun a sit-in outside the UK’s foreign office in London, in the hope of generating more pressure for his release.

Mr Abdel-Fattah was a major figure in the 2011 revolt that toppled Egypt’s long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

He was sentenced by a Cairo court in December to five years in prison – accused of “broadcasting false news” and has since been on hunger strike.

The activist gained UK citizenship in April from inside prison, through his British-born mother.His sister, Sanaa Seif says he’s becoming increasing frail and time is running out to save him.

By Joy

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