Germany's Scholz raises issue of Egyptian-British hunger striker at climate summit

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Nov 8 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz connected Tuesday said helium had raised the contented of the jailed hunger striker Alaa Abd el-Fattah during his sojourn to the COP27 clime acme successful Egypt.

"A determination needs to beryllium taken, a merchandise has to beryllium made possible, truthful that it doesn't travel to it that the hunger striker dies," Scholz told reporters.

Abd el-Fattah, a salient activistic and blogger, was sentenced successful December 2021 to 5 years connected charges of spreading mendacious quality and has been connected a hunger onslaught for 220 days against his detention and situation conditions.

Abd el-Fattah's detention has go a salient contented astatine the COP27 acme successful Sharm el-Sheikh, which his sister is attending to run for his release.

Asked astir the case, Egyptian Foreign Minister and COP27 President Sameh Shoukry told CNBC that situation authorities would supply Abd el-Fattah with healthcare.

Reporting by Matthias Williams and Miranda Murray, editing by Rachel More

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