PRISONER The Egyptian-British activist delivered a letter to his family, without explaining why he started eating again
Egyptian-British activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah on September 22, 2014. — Nariman El-Mofty /AP/SIPA
British-Egyptian political detainee Alaa Abdel Fattah wrote that he was no longer on hunger strike in a letter delivered Tuesday to his family, who hope to see him on Thursday after being deprived of visits for a month.
In this letter dated Monday, the pro-democracy blogger, icon of the Arab Spring and black beast of the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who will be 41 years old on November 18, writes ;: “I’ve put an end to this. my hunger strike” and “I want to celebrate my birthday with you on Thursday, bring back a cake” He does not explain why he started again. to to feed, saying only: “I will see you in the visiting room and I will tell you everything then”.
“What happened? to inside?”
“What happened? to inside? What has been negotiated ?”, asks his aunt, the famous writer Ahdaf Soueif on Twitter. “Let's not forget that Alaa has no idea of the support around her at home. outside. He is in prison, with no information other than what (his jailers) decide to give him.” “I won’t be safe until my mum and sister see Alaa with their own eyes on Thursday,” the detainee’s sister, Mona Seif.
When the end of the detainee’s hunger strike was announced, lawyer Tarek El-Awadi, a member of the presidential pardons in Egypt, said “hope the state will take prompt action to pardon him and several other convicts” announce his incarceration and that of the 60,000 prisoners of conscience in Egypt according to NGOs, Alaa Abdel Fattah has not swallowed for seven months only 100 calories a day. On November 2, it had ceased; to eat and on November 6, at the opening of COP27 in Egypt, he decided to not to drink either.