September 20, 2017
The detention in jail of Ibrahim Metwaly, an Egyptian human rights activist and legal consultant to the family of Giulio Regeni, has been extended by 15 days, his lawyer Ezzat Ghonem told ANSA on Wednesday. Metwaly was arrested at Cairo airport on September while on the way to take part in a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Regeni was an Italian postgraduate student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt last year.
Egypt has denied suggestions its security forces, frequently accused of brutal repression of opposition, had anything to do with the death of Regeni, a 28-year-old who was researching Cairo street seller unions.
#FreeMetwaly Firmate l’appello Mondiale di Amnesty per la sua liberazione..! https://www.amnesty.it/appelli/lavvocato-diritti-umani-ibrahim-metwaly-devessere-rilasciato/
N.B.: To clarify Ibrahim Metwaly is not the lawyer of Guilio Regeni’s family and he has nothing to do with that case. Unfortunately many of the press have mistakenly published the story with this piece of information. This could actually harm him during the course of the ongoing interrogation by the State Security Prosecution.