The pre-trial detention in Cairo of Patrick Zaki, the Egyptian student of the University of Bologna accused of subversive propaganda, has been renewed for another 45 days: his lawyer, Hoda Nasrallah, reported the outcome of a hearing held yesterday in the Egyptian capital. “Renewal of 45 days”, she limited herself to announcing the lawyer in a message to ANSA.
“We are facing a real judicial rage by Egypt against Patrick”, comments Riccardo Noury, spokesman for Amnesty International Italia. “These nine and a half months that have passed – adds Noury - which will now become 11 with this renewal of preventive detention, call into question Italy’s inertia, the absence of strong action. I wonder what else is needed after the renewal of Patrick’s detention and three consecutive arrests of the leaders of his human rights organization (Eipr, ed) for very strong diplomatic action against Egypt “.
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