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The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo worried the man was being drawn into the crosshairs of the country's tumultuous political situation as his treatment behind bars took a sudden turn for the worse.

Mohamed Fahmy marked a month behind bars with no charge on Tuesday as he continued to face allegations of using unlicensed equipment and broadcasting false news while working for satellite news broadcaster Al Jazeera English.

Despite assurances from Canadian officials that his basic needs would be met, his family said his prison conditions had abruptly regressed.

"It's just shocking that there is no advance in the case...

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