Hunger striker Mohamed Soltan transferred to hospital

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Dec 2014

Mohamed Soltan has been on a hunger strike for 324 days

Mohamed Soltan
Hunger Striker Mohamed Soltan (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Egyptian-American hunger striker Mohamed Soltan has been transferred to Qasr Al-Aini hospital from jail due to his deteriorating health over the past ten days, reported his family on Tuesday. 
Soltan's family reported that the health of 27-year-old deteriorated badly in the past ten days after he rejected medication and treatment in the prison hospital due to the prison authorities' decision to transfer his father, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Salah Soltan, from Tora prison to the high security El-Akrab prison. 
His family also reported that Mohamed Soltan was protesting what he described as mistreatment by the prison administration. 
Freedom for the Brave -- a grassroots movement organising for the release of Egyptian political detainees -- reported on its official Facebook page that he had returned to the prison hospital after a short time in Kasr Al-Aini hospital. 
Soltan has been on a hunger strike for 324 days demanding his release.
Mohamed Soltan is currently detained pending a trial with other 50 others, including Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his father,  Salah Soltan, on chargers of setting up an operations room after the violent dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya protest camp in Cairo in August 2013.
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