Thursday, September 18, 2014

#DyingtoLive : The hunger strike goes on

The hunger strike launched by a group of detained of political activists including Alaa Abdel Fattah is stil going strong , even after the release of Abdel Fattah, Wael and Nouby.

Over 100 activist inside and outside the Egyptians prisons as well inside and outside Egypt are on hunger strike now demanding the release of the detainees imprisoned because of the unconstitutional protest law as well its cancellation.

Now I can not ignore the health condition of the hunger strikers. US Egyptian detainee Mohamed Soltan is in very critical health condition according to his family that failed to see earlier this week along with a representative from the US embassy. Supposedly the Tora prison gave them a permit to visit him tomorrow. Now Soltan needs to be transferred to a hospital, a real hospital not a prison's hospital. Mohamed Soltan has been on a hunger strike for more than 230 days now.

Nasserite activist Ahmed Douma who has been on a hunger strike also needs to be transferred to hospital immediately. There are lots of pleas to transfer him but the government is not interested.

Interestingly after the visit of John Kerry and his statement that his talks with the Egyptian regime included amending the protest law , now it became a matter of fact that the Egyptian government would announce amending the infamous law sooner. Yes ministers and officials speak about amending the law shamelessly publicly in Egypt. Some speculate that it will happen within days .I think it has to do with El-Sisi's visit to New York.

Nevertheless that unprecedented hunger strike plays a role as a pressure.

I know this post is not comprehensive as usual but I still got no laptop and I blog using an ipad instead.



1 comment:

  1. This is ridiculous. Zeinobia cannot blog with an ipad. She needs a laptop. But they are expensive. To finance the acquisition, let bonds be offered for sale to Egyptians only, until a fund of 60 billion LE is reached.


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