Alaa Abdel Fattah’s family starts sit-in at High Court

The family of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah started Wednesday an open-ended sit-in at the High Court in protest against what they described as the "unjust judiciary" upon a verdict sentencing Sana Abdel Fattah to three years in prison and the imprisonment of her brother Alaa.

Abdel Fattah's mother Laila Soueif and her daughter Mona announced an open-ended sit-in at the High Court.

They also notified the top prosecutor of escalating their hunger strike, which lasted 56 days, to a full strike abstaining from food and water starting Monday to protest imprisoning Alaa and Sanaa Abdel Fattah. 

Sanaa has been on hunger strike for 62 days.

Soueif told Al-Masry Al-Youm her sir-in was against the violations of the judiciary against Ettehadiya detainees including her daughter and the detainees of the Shura Council protest including her son.

A number of lawyers joined Soueif in solidarity with the protest. Police prevented the access of journalists and photojournalists to the sit-in.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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