Majalat
Egypt
Good governance and rule of law

Sentenced at the end of 2021 to five years in prison for “false information” and detained since September 2019, Alaa Abdel Fattah, a historical opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, passed, on Sunday, the milestone of 100 days on hunger strike.

Denouncing the conditions of his imprisonment, Alaa Abdel Fattah has been eating only “100 calories a day, a spoonful of honey and a little milk in tea,” according to his relatives. The opponent called on Saturday the United States to obtain his release while the U.S. President Joe Biden is expected next week in the Middle East for a tour during which he will visit Saudi Arabia where several Arab leaders, including Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, will be there.

It is worth noting that, at the end of June, the head of British diplomacy Liz Truss had assured they are “working hard” to obtain the release of the Egyptian-British detainee.