Lawyer says Egypt prosecutor gives him permission to visit activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah in jail - Twitter

FILE PHOTO: A handout image of activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah

DUBAI (Reuters) - A member of the defence team of Egyptian-British hunger striker Alaa Abd el-Fattah tweeted on Thursday that he had been granted permission by Egypt's state prosecutor to visit him in prison.

Khaled Ali, a member of the defence team, said he was on his way to the prison where Abd el-Fattah is held, after securing permission.

Abd el-Fattah, who has been on hunger strike since April 2, had said he would stop drinking water on Sunday to coincide with the opening of the COP27 climate change talks that Egypt is hosting in Sharm el-Sheikh.

(Reporting by Cairo Newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra)