2011 Egyptian revolution
Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Safety of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah feared amid communication blackout

Fattah’s family has had no contact with him for over 10 days, even as he continues a nearly 120-day long hunger strike against his unjust and inhumane incarceration. An icon of the 2011 revolution, the activist is serving a five year sentence for “broadcasting false news undermining national security” 

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Egyptian activist on hunger strike Imprisoned political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah goes on hunger strike in Egypt

40-year-old Fattah is reportedly being kept in solitary confinement under heavy supervision without access to books or exercise. He is serving a five-year jail term for “spreading fake news and undermining national security”