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Case Zaky, Cirinnà and other senators Pd ask Casellati a mission in Egypt
The senator of the democratic party, Monica Cirinnà gives the alarm to the institutions on the case of Patrick Zaky , the young egyptian student of the international master in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Bologna, arrested on 7 February on his return to Egypt. And send to the president of the Senate, Elisabetta Casellati a letter - also signed by four other senators, dem - to ask for a mission in Egypt for the purpose of going to visit the young man, detained in the prison at Mansura with the charge of "overthrow of the regime in power". The accusation for which the penalty, according to egyptian law, it is the prison life.

"From the day of the arrest, follow the news, we read in the letter, also signed by Luigi Zanda , Alessandro Alfieri , Roberto strigo owl striki and Franco Mirabelli - of the torture and violence to the detriment of the young and, on the occasion of the hearing yesterday, it's been announced that he is currently incarcerated in a cell with 35 other prisoners, and has no way to meet their family if not for very short moments. Also, as stated by the lawyers and by the family, there is not certainty any on the actual consistency of the allegations, as well as on the duration of the investigation and of the process. The story is arousing serious concern and, in both Egypt and in Italy, is in progress, a mobilization of individuals and associations that ask for keep high the attention on the case, which recalls sadly the dramatic end of Giulio Regeni. Even the President of the european Parliament, David Sassoli, has called for the immediate release of the young man. Therefore, we turn to Her in the certainty that want to authorize a delegation of senatrici and senators to travel to Egypt for power, in agreement with the Italian diplomatic representation, to visit the family of Zaki, communicate with his lawyers and, if conditions allow, to visit him in prison."
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