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Bologna mobilises after Egypt arrests researcher

Arrest of women’s rights researcher causes outrage among academics and human rights activists

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Bologna on 10 February to express solidarity with Egyptian researcher Patrick George Zaky, who was arrested on 7 February at Cairo airport.

Zaky, who is a postgraduate student at the University of Bologna, went to Egypt for what was meant to be a short holiday. Scientists and academics across Italy have expressed fears over his wellbeing and questioned the reasons behind his arrest.

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