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Imprisoned Egyptian activist calls off hunger strike

By The Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they received a letter from him on Tuesday saying he’s called off his hunger strike. The family said in a statement that Abdel-Fattah’s mother Laila Soueif received a short note from the political activist via the prison authorities in her son’s handwriting. The letter is dated as being written on Monday. In it, Abdel-Fattah asks his mother to visit him on Thursday, which if it takes place would be the first time the family has seen him in a month. A day earlier, the family said it received word from Abdel-Fattah that he was ending his water strike.

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