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Hisham Mubarak Law Centre registers hunger strikes

Two activists start hunger strike in support of detained journalists

Hisham Mubarak Law Centre notified the general prosecutor of the solidarity strike of two prominent activists on Monday.

Aida Saif Al-Dawla, human rights activist at Al Nadeem Centre, and Laila Swaif, mother of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, started a hunger strike on Sunday evening in support of the detained Abdullah ElShamy and Mohamed Soltan who have been on a full hunger strike for more than 120 days.

ElShamy, an Al-Jazeera journalist arrested during the violent 154 August dispersal of a sit-in supporting former president Mohamed Morsi in Rabaa Al-Adaweya Square, has been detained for nine months without charge.

On 14 May, human rights watchdog Amnesty International released a statement in support of ElShamy and warning of his enforced disappearance and possible torture.

The Hisham Mubarak Law Centre sent five telegraphs to the prosecutor general, and the general lawyers of North Giza and North Cairo prosecutions, as well as the heads of Dokki and Azbekeya prosecution to register the solidarity strikes.

The Hisham Mubarak Law Centre is an Egyptian human rights advocacy group founded in 1999. They operate through legal aid, research and campaigns.

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