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The Egyptian Public Prosecution: Alaa Abdel Fattah’s strike is doubtful, and his “health is good.”

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Egyptian Public Prosecution issued a statement, Thursday evening, in which it said that the report of the medical committee tasked with revealing the health status of the activist and blogger, Alaa Abdel Fattah, indicated that his “vital signs” are within the normal framework, and thus concluded that his strike About food and drink “doubtful”.

In its statement, the Public Prosecution said that it had received a complaint from Abdel-Fattah’s agent on November 1, which included a request to place him in a hospital to follow up on his health, due to his hunger and drink strike.

And the prosecution continued by saying that it had received a letter from the concerned sector stating “the insistence of the inmate (Abdel-Fattah) refusing to present him to the medical center, or to sign a medical examination on him,” and stated that accordingly the Public Prosecutor ordered that “one of the chief prosecutors moved to his technical office to question the inmate and investigate.” in his complaint.

The prosecution said that Alaa Abdel-Fattah “felt psychological comfort” after he was transferred to the “Wadi El-Natrun 2” rehabilitation center, the developer in which he is currently deposited, and stated that the reason for the Egyptian activist’s psychological comfort is due to “the sun entering the room in which he is deposited, its cleanliness, and his treatment in an appropriate manner.” and allowing him to enter books and exercise,” but she indicated that Abdel-Fattah “partially struck off his food,” despite that.

In its statement, the prosecution continued by saying that the Egyptian-British activist followed the “limited daily calories” system, and continued: “His health condition stabilized, and he demanded that he be allowed to listen to music and radio, view magazines and daily newspapers, wear a wristwatch, and be able to visit his relatives outside the glass rooms designated for visits. inmates,” noting that this violates “the applicable regulations in rehabilitation centers,” and said that Abdel Fattah had requested “a retrial in the case in which he was sentenced, in which a verdict was issued that has exhausted the means of appeal against him,” she said.

In its statement, the prosecution added that the Egyptian activist “agreed to sign a medical examination on him during the investigations, and to provide him with appropriate care at the private medical center of the Reform Center.” “, according to the statement.

The prosecution said that it inspected the Egyptian activist’s prison, describing it as “a large room in which three inmates share, with private toilets for the inmate, in which there are two mattresses, one of which is filled with a large number of books and magazines in different languages, and a number of medical drugs were found with him, including vitamins, nutritional supplements and solutions.” Saline for dryness,” she said.

The Public Prosecution indicated that after reviewing the visitation book, it was found that Abdel-Fattah’s family visited him periodically, and they had recently visited him 3 times last October and once on November 7, and she also reviewed his medical file, which was found by During which he regularly conducted a medical examination and that he “did not suffer from any diseases, and did not take any therapeutic drugs except vitamins and nutritional supplements found with him,” according to the statement.

The Egyptian Public Prosecution indicated that it assigned a medical committee to conduct a medical examination on Alaa Abdel-Fattah, and through it it was found that “he decided to eat enough calories daily to maintain his health,” and indicated that the examinations and analyzes conducted by the medical committee on him showed that “his vital signs are stress. The blood, pulse, oxygen rate, blood sugar, and temperature are all within their normal limits, and the EKG is within its normal frame,” she added, “which indicates that his hunger and drink strike is questionable,” she said.

The prosecution described Abdel Fattah’s health condition as “good”, noting that it does not require his transfer to a medical center, recommending periodic medical follow-up.

The British government had pledged to make unremitting efforts for the release of Abdel Fattah, who holds British citizenship, and is considered one of the prominent figures in the 2011 uprising, but Cairo considers this issue a matter related to the Egyptian judiciary and the principle of separation of powers must be respected.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told CNN that Abdel Fattah “received a fair trial” in the presence of “legal representation.”

The Egyptian activist had announced the start of his drinking strike on Sunday, an escalation after 200 days of the hunger strike.

It is noteworthy that the timing of the Public Prosecution’s statement coincides with the arrival of the US House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Sharm el-Sheikh to participate in the “Climate Summit” and before the arrival of US President Joe Biden to Egypt.

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