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#hunger strike

Egyptian-British activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is now under “medical supervision” after escalating his hunger strike to zero calories, coinciding with Egypt’s COP27 climate conference. There are no details with regards to the medical intervention, but the family has expressed concerns that prison officials would resort to “force-feed” Abdel Fattah, which would “amount to torture.” Abdel Fattah has, in the past, asserted that he was prepared to die in prison if not freed. When his mother, Leila Soueif, spoke to prison…