Alaa Abdel-Fattah's health is stable: Mona Seif

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Tuesday marks the 79th day of Alaa Abdel-Fattah's hunger strike

Alaa Abdel-Fattah was jailed on 11 June after a court sentenced him and the other defendants to 15 years, but he is being retried now. (Photo: AP)

The health of detained human rights activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, who has been on hunger strike for 79 days, is now stable, said his activist sister Mona Seif late Monday night.

Abdel-Fattah, one of the renowned Egyptian revolutionaries, was transferred to the hospital on Monday after his sugar measures plummeted.

He will remain at Mazraa prison hospital, Seif said via Facebook.

The activist, along with other prisoners, is on hunger strike to protest the controversial protest law, which he was jailed for violating, as well as what he described as the maltreatment of prisoners.

Abdel-Fattah is being retried, along with 24 other defendants, in the so-called Shura Council case. They are accused of protesting, assaulting a policeman, inciting riots, blocking traffic and vandalising public property in November 2013.

The next trial session is scheduled for 5 February.

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