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Three jailed Egyptian activists start hunger strike against 'ill-treatment'
Activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma launch hunger strike, objecting to 'bad treatment' by prison administration
Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Dec 2013
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Adel and Maher
Mohamed Adel (R) is seen with Ahmed Maher (L), founder and former leader of the "April 6" movement, when Maher turned himself in at Abddein court in Cairo, November 30, 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

Jailed activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma have started a hunger strike in protest at what they described as bad treatment by their jailers at a south Cairo prison.

The prominent activists were sentenced to three years imprisonment last week for breaking a new protest law and assaulting police officers.

The 6 April Youth Movement, from which Adel and Maher hail, issued a statement Thursday confirming reports that the activists had started the strike Wednesday.

Rights activist Mona Seif, wrote on Facebook that Maher, Douma and Adel have "started a hunger strike in protest at their conditions in prison. For example, their winter clothes have been taken from them because — after their sentencing  they are the wrong colour, and they have been given no replacements."

The 6 April group confirmed the prison adminsitration's denial of warm clothing to the three activists.

Seif also added they were denied correspondence.

Since Egypt's interim government passed a stringent protest law in November, many activists face jail time for protesting without permits. Many activists rejected the law and have protested against it.





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abdulrahman
26-12-2013 06:57pm
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The Lesson For Freedom/Democratic Activists
All freedom loving citizens of any country must never ever ally themselves with the military for political agenda. It is high time to spread the news of injustice to all Egyptians by every means available including travelling to the remotest of Egypt and talk to the people there. The activists in the cities to persist with their struggle against injustice and fascism of the illegal regime.
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Khalid
26-12-2013 02:39pm
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Long way to go
This is an end of Jan 25 revolutions.The deep state regime and its actors now fully control the whole Egypt.Tyrants are back now.When muslims,liberals,copts,leftist were united,they throw them out but they divided this nation successfully and taking revenge from every body who took part in Jan 25 revolutions.Be steadfast,as they increase they repression,their days will be shorten.Egyptains will raise once more against the tyrants.
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mohammed zizo
26-12-2013 12:32pm
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treacherous not patriots
shove it , who is eating on his molar he benefits himself , eat or not eat it doesn't matter , you like brothers muslims take advantage of the revolution to be prominent and celebrity and now you are , you don't care about the state and people , you 're not like saad zaghloul or ahmed orabi , all you want fame and money , shove it for second time
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