Mother of Egyptian-British activist expresses fears over hunger strike

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CAIRO (Reuters) – The mother of a renowned Egyptian activist who recently gained British citizenship says she fears she may not see him alive again as he approaches the end of the sixth week of a hunger strike over prison conditions. Laila Soueif said that during a visit to her son Alaa Abd el-Fattah in prison in Cairo on Thursday an officer warned that he could block her from visiting again after she complained about alleged violations against Abd el-Fattah. “What visit will you ban?” Soueif quoted herself as telling the officer in a social media post. “I don’t have another visit except for i…

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