Alexandrian lawyer and activist Mahienour El-Massry started a hunger strike on Tuesday in solidarity with all those detained over the controversial 2013 Protest Law, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI).
In a Tuesday statement, ANHARI said that El-Massry will stage her hunger strike for two days to show support to all hunger striking detainees and demand the amendment of the Protest Law.
El-Massry was released on Monday, after an Alexandria Court accepted her appeal against a six-month prison sentence.
She had been initially sentenced to two years in prison and fined EGP 50,000 alongside eight others for violating the Protest Law, after being arrested while participating in a protest in solidarity with torture victim Khaled Said on 2 December 2013.
The number of those on a hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners and detainees of conscience in the country has been increasing, reaching 1,081, excluding the number of hunger striking prisoners, the “Freedom for the Brave” movement said Tuesday.