Alaa Abdel Fattah ends hunger strike in Egypt prison

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Alaa Abdel Fattah has ended his hunger strike in prison in Egypt, after demands for his immediate release. The Egyptian British activist’s mother Laila Soueif received a note from him giving her the news, the Free Alaa campaign said on Tuesday. “I want to celebrate my birthday with you on Thursday,” Abdel Fattah said in the note, dated Monday. “I haven’t celebrated for a long time, and want to celebrate with my cellmates, so bring a cake, normal provisions. I’ve broken my strike. I’ll explain everything on Thursday.” Thursday is the scheduled day for Abdel Fattah’s monthly family visit. Visits…

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