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Family visit Egyptian-British hunger striker, say his condition deteriorated severely

The sister of the Egyptian-British hunger striker Alaa Abd el-Fattah said close relatives had been able to visit him in prison in Egypt for the first time in weeks, but he had deteriorated severely after escalating then breaking his hunger strike.

"Alaa deteriorated severely in the past 2 weeks, but at least they got to see him," Mona Seif said in a Twitter post on Thursday.

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