Egypt Watch

Wadi El-Natron Prison denies Alaa Abdel Fattah family visits

Laila Soueif, the mother of imprisoned political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, said that the administration of Wadi El-Natron Prison prevented her from visiting him for the third day.

Abdel Fattah’s family questioned why the prison administration told them, expressing concern for Abdel Fattah’s physical and psychological condition. Abdel Fattah has been on a hunger strike for 116 days.

Soueif said Abdel Fattah’s lawyer, Khaled Ali, would file a complaint with the Public Prosecutor. Soueif said she would inform the British Embassy of what was happening to Abdel Fattah, a British-Egyptian. Mona Seif, Alaa’s sister, held President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Interior Minister, the Public Prosecutor, and the British government responsible for her brother’s life.