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Family of Alaa Abd El-Fattah Still Has Not Seen Imprisoned British-Egyptian Activist

HeadlineNov 17, 2022

Here in Egypt, Ian Fry, the U.N. special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, has met with Sanaa Seif, sister of imprisoned Egyptian writer and activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah. After the meeting, Fry said Seif had “expressed concern about possible reprisals after the COP was over.”

Meanwhile, Alaa’s family is outside Wadi el-Natrun prison today for their scheduled monthly visit. At the time of this broadcast, they are still waiting outside to be let in. It’ll be the first time they see Alaa since October. He was on hunger strike for over seven months.

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