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Egypt: Further Information: Health Concerns For Activist and Lawyer: Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamad el-Baqer

, Index number: MDE 12/2152/2020

On 15 April 2020, the lawyers of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah – who has been unlawfully detained since September 2019 – learnt that he is on hunger strike at Tora Maximum Security Prison 2. The potential for an outbreak of COVID-19 in the prison only heightens concerns for his health, as well as that of human rights lawyer, Mohamed al-Baqer, who has underlying health conditions that could make him more vulnerable.

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