Freedom for the Brave, the grass-roots campaign to release Egypt's political prisoners, warned on Tuesday that the condition of hunger-striker and political detainee Ibrahim El-Yamani was deteriorating rapidly.
In a statement published Wednesday on its Facebook page, the campaign warned that El-Yamani's health was deteriorating after 225 days of a hunger strike carried out to protest being detained for more than a year without trial.
According to his family, El-Yamani – a doctor as well a supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi – was arrested while working in field hospitals during clashes by Fateh Mosque in downtown Cairo on 17 August 2013.
The clashes erupted between pro-Morsi supporters and security forces the day after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Nahda sits-in on 16 August 2013.
The trial of the Fateh Mosque clashes has been adjourned several times in the past year. It will resume on 1 December.
There are 494 defendants in the trial, charged with rioting, violence, committing murder and assaulting police forces.