Protesters hold pictures during a protest in support of imprisoned activists who are in a hunger strike at prison, in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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More prisoners in Egypt join hunger strikeA prominent Egyptian activist imprisoned for three months has joined a growing number of prisoners in an ongoing hunger strike to protest the government's crackdown on dissent, a Cairo-based rights group and her lawyer said Monday.The group said Mahienour al-Masry, an activist sentenced for protesting, started a hunger strike Sunday.Masry's lawyer, Mohammad Ramadan, said she began a hunger strike over the protest law.Another, Ibrahim al-Yamani, has been on hunger strike for over 120 days after his one-year detention.
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