Detained Nubian Activist Dies of Diabetic Coma Following Hunger Strike

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Detained Nubian Activist Gamal Sorour died on Saturday after being transferred to Aswan University hospital following a diabetic coma, sources told local media.
Sorour was among 223 detainees who went on a hunger strike over different times during last month in protest to their prolonged pretrial detention periods.

He was also among the 24 Nubian activists who were arrested in September during a singing march on charges of illegal protesting, inciting protests, and chanting against the state.

Of the 24 detained activists, eight declared going on a hunger strike on Monday after they had received an additional 15 days in pretrial detention.