Green light from the Senate to naturalize Patrick Zaki, student arrested since 7 February 2020 in Egypt. The presented agenda was passed with 208 agree, no objection and 33 abstentions. Among the abstainers were senators from the FdI. The government was also required to urge the Egyptian authorities to release the students; keep track of trials and detention conditions; take action at the European level to protect human rights in countries in violation and initiate initiatives for the G7, especially in the case of repression of political activists.
“There’s something in the story of Patrick Zaki that he portrayed in a particular way, and it remembers when an innocent person was in prison. I also tried this and I will always be present, little especially when it comes to “freedom” mentally. He told Radio Popolare Life Senator Liliana Segre who has been in Senate classes since this morning to participate in the discussion of moves to recognize Italian citizenship by Patrick Zaki, a student who has spent more than a year in prison in Egypt. “I made this trip – he said – because there are occasions where one has to overcome forces that are not always brilliant.” “I remember – he added – what was those days in the cell, when I didn’t know how to like the door closed or open and someone coming in and doing or telling you something that could make you suffer than”. Segre said she is delighted with the initiative: “I will always be present at least mentally when it comes to freedom.”
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