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Source: Amnesty International –

Responding to the arbitrary arrest of Egyptian researcher Patrick Zaki, who is currently doing postgraduate studies on gender in Italy and was detained on arrival at Cairo airport last Friday on charges including “disseminating false news” and “inciting to protest”, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:

The authorities’ arbitrary arrest and torture of Patrick Zaki is yet another example of the state’s deep-rooted repression of perceived opponents and human rights’ defenders