Political activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah has been in prison for the better part of the last nine years. Recently, he was sentenced to five more years for allegedly spreading false news through social media after he shared a post about human rights abuses in Egyptian jails.

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Now, with COP27 underway in Egypt, the 40-year-old has stopped drinking water in an attempt to pressure Egyptian authorities to allow him U.K. consular access. Many are concerned about the human rights activist and writer who has reportedly consumed just 100 calories a day for more than 200 days.

Last year, Abdel-Fattah acquired British citizenship and has been working to gain the right to a consular visit. According to the Free Alaa campaign, this request continues to be denied. Amnesty International chief Agnes Callamard said that they had less than three days to save his life. The president of Egypt has claimed there are no political prisoners in the country.

“If they do not want to end up with a death they should have and could have prevented, they must act now,” Callamard said.

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