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Egypt blogger on hunger strike must be released as health fails

26 September 2011 The health of a detained blogger has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away his heart medication, his family says. The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a detained blogger who has been on hunger strike for over a month, Amnesty International said today.The health of twenty-five year-old Maikel Nabil Sanad, who began a hunger strike on 23 August, has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away vital heart medication, his family says. “It is deeply worrying that Egypt’s treatment of dissenters seems to have changed…

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