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Egypt: Critically ill hunger-striker denied crucial medical care

Headline Title:  Egypt: Critically ill hunger-striker denied crucial medical care 19 September 2014 The Egyptian authorities are putting at risk the life of a jailed activist, whose health has sharply deteriorated after more than 230 days on hunger strike, by denying him sustained medical care and placing him in solitary confinement, said Amnesty International. Mohamed Soltan, a dual US-Egyptian national, is among 86 jailed activists who are on hunger strike in prisons and police stations across Egypt in protest at the dire conditions in which they are held, or in some cases,…

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