29 May 2022

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Egypt pro-democracy activist on hunger strike in jail

More than a decade since the protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, which sparked a revolution and the end of President Mubarak’s regime – pro-democracy activists are still being locked up in jail.

The British-Egyptian writer Alaa Abd El-Fattah was sentenced for a post he made on Facebook, and has spent most of the last decade in prison.

He’s currently on hunger strike, and a number of British parliamentarians have joined a campaign calling for his release.

We spoke to his family.