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Egypt: Hunger Strike Escalates

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Governance, Human Rights

Hossam el-Hamalawy report that the Egyptian prison authorities cracked down on the hunger-striking detainees in Tora [1], as the strike escalated, with 13 activists in total taking action on its second day.

The strike started on Saturday night/Sunday morning, with six detainees refusing to eat. The prisoners made it clear to the prison authorities that the strike was not directed against them, but against State Security’s brutal treatment of Mohamed el-Sharqawi [2], demanding his medical examination, an investigation into to the torture incident, and the release of all pro-judges detainees.