Family: Egypt activist very, very thin after hunger strike

CAIRO (AP) — The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they were allowed to see him for the first time in nearly a month and that he is “very, very thin” after ending a hunger strike that prompted widespread concern for his health. The activists’ mother, aunt and one of his sisters visited him at a prison north of Cairo on Thursday. They say he told them that he halted hunger strike after collapsing in the shower last week. Abdel-Fattah is one of Egypt’s most prominent pro-democracy voices. He had intensified a hunger strike and halted all calories and water earlier in November to coincide with the start of the U.N. climate conference, known as COP27.