Lawyer for activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah being prevented from visit - sister

A handout image of activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah

CAIRO (Reuters) - The lawyer representing Egyptian-British hunger striker Alaa Abd El-Fattah is being prevented from visiting him in prison, despite saying earlier on Thursday that he had been given permission to do so, Abd El-Fattah's sister Mona Seif said on Twitter.

(Reporting by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Toby Chopra)