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Turkey/Day of the Endangered Lawyer: ‘If Lawyers Lose Their Voice, Citizens Lose Their Breath’

January 25, 2019

Being dedicated to lawyers in Turkey, January 24 Day of the Endangered Lawyer has been marked by lawyers in İstanbul. Marching from Galatasaray Square to İstanbul Bar Association, lawyers said, “If lawyers lose their voice, citizens lose their breath.”

On January 24 Day of the Endangered Lawyers, which has been dedicated to lawyers in Turkey by the European Democratic Lawyers (AED), European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH) and European Bar Human Rights Institute (IDHAE), lawyers marched from Galatasaray Square in Beyoğlu to İstanbul Bar Association.

The march, which was organized in protest against the attacks directed to lawyers in Turkey, was attended by a large number of people. Lawyers attended the march, wearing their robes.

Led by the İstanbul Bar Association, the protest march was supported by İstanbul Bar Association Chair Mehmet Durakoğlu, Adana Bar Association Chair Veli Küçük, Aydın Bar Association Chair Gökhan Bozkurt, Antalya Bar Association Chair Polat Balkan, Bursa Bar Association Chair Gürkan Altun, İzmir Bar Association Chair Özcan Yücel, Tekirdağ Bar Association Chair Sedat Tekneci, Hatay Bar Association Chair Ekrem Dönmez,Gaziantep Bar Association Chair Bektaş Şarklı, Mersin Bar Association Chair Bilgin Yeşilboğaz and Diyarbakır Bar Association Chair Cihan Aydın.

Since five lawyers were murdered in Spain by Francoists on January 24, 1977, this day has marked the “Day of the Endangered Lawyer.”

Throughout the march, the group attending the protest carried the photographs of journalist Uğur Mumcu, who was murdered on January 24, 1993, former Diyarbakır Bar Association Chair Tahir Elçi, who was murdered on November 28, 2015, and Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD) Chair Selçuk Kozağaçlı, who has been behind bars since September 17, 2018.

The group of people attending the march also chanted the slogans, “The advocacy has not kept silent and it will not do so”, “Right, law, justice” and “We are Tahir, we are Elçi, we are too numerous to be killed.”

http://m.bianet.org/english/human-rights/204821-if-lawyers-lose-their-voice-citizens-lose-their-breath?fbclid=IwAR3PIovcyCK48QF9HEzlydJh5GUl_ImWhkfdUx5FVsDNWIlhkoyqAroFzzM

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/endangered-lawyers-216-jailed-in-turkey/5069029.article?fbclid=IwAR1MYT-tAaLuw8ZHhjwzNoMN0MmHNnab9CFruwwaZSkogZQdcK6CKpT1av0

http://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/lawyers-associations-join-forces-to-raise-concern-for-the-rule-of-law-and-the-legal-profession-in-turkey-for-the-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer/?fbclid=IwAR24RSuAxhEiVPSsUEuVLA3tpDy61ll6oilZS6xWWbt9A1Jj4l12myjSpRs

https://ahvalnews.com/arrested-lawyers/british-lawyers-association-says-216-lawyers-jailed-turkey

https://www.evrensel.net/daily/372072/lawyers-march-in-their-robes-on-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/threats-to-human-rights-and-the-rule-of-law-around-the-world-require-our-attention

https://today.rtl.lu/news/luxembourg/1297073.html

https://www.lawlibrary.ie/News/The-Council-of-The-Bar-of-Ireland-denounces-the-mi.aspx

http://www.fbe.org/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-24th-january-2019-5/

https://www.uianet.org/es/noticias/turkish-authorities-must-immediately-cease-persecution-against-lawyers

https://english.shabtabnews.com/2019/01/25/a-daily-overview-of-human-rights-violations-in-iran-for-january-24-2019/

https://lawyersforlawyers.org/en/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-turkey-joint-statement/

https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/press-releases/persecution-of-lawyers-in-turkey-must-stop/

http://bianet.org/bianet/insan-haklari/204817-avukatlarin-sesi-kesilirse-yurttaslarin-nefesi-kesilir (TURKCE)

http://halkinsesitv1.org/lyonda-avukatlar-turkiyedeki-avukatlarla-destek-eylemindeydi/?fbclid=IwAR2ARZaUuSmmCpD_RCDGT2DKYr8 (TURKCE)

http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20190125-turquie-avocats-danger-serbie-journalistes-independants-vienne-cimetiere (FRANCAIS)

https://mouvement-demain.be/journee-de-lavocat-en-danger-la-turquie-mise-a-lhonneur/ (FRANCAIS)

https://player.fm/series/accents-deurope/une-journee-pour-les-avocats-en-danger-en-turquie (FRANCAIS)

http://www.padovaoggi.it/politica/avvocati-detenuti-turchia-solidarieta-colleghi-padovani-padova-24-gennaio-2019.html?fbclid=IwAR2Y8pul5xx7MzwvNT5KYcQ6hqffVJ40Qg3d1TMrrcXOtAVBJd12VXF43UE (ITALIANO)

http://www.tribunapoliticaweb.sm/fare-bene/2019/01/25/32435_la-camera-penale-aderisce-al-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.camerepenali.it/cat/9659/giornata_dell%E2%80%99avvocato_minacciato_24_gennaio_2019.html?fbclid=IwAR0fZFHcC6E5iIajUieT7X9tAv1o6sKe7hXLJEtsFo3WqL5QS-3x2IKKN2E (ITALIANO)

http://www.libertas.sm/notizie/2019/01/25/san-marino-la-camera-penale-aderisce-al-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer.html?fbclid=IwAR2pMaWeyNrGDXox9i2kCQ4USg-igMBVnBqCsE2s6ic3F-O-ETWesGJ_vz0 (ITALIANO)

https://www.studiocataldi.it/articoli/33326-giornata-internazionale-degli-avvocati-in-pericolo.asp (ITALIANO)

http://www.radioradicale.it/scheda/563921/giornata-internazionale-degli-avvocati-in-pericolo?fbclid=IwAR305oQdxu080iI7G6zm5DCVb2GfX9YqGUqQKHneh1QmpD8M8bvwciIAQbI (ITALIANO)

http://www.fundacionabogadosdeatocha.es/webabogadosdeatocha/Inicio:1048743–Acto_central_del_42_Aniversario__Un_ano_mas_reivindicando_que_su_ADN_y_sus_valores_son_mas_necesarios_que_nunca?fbclid=IwAR2_RU1J1CFLBIKIHZQZKXmgiz8C3QFodc6WQFa5Q19KMUbQ32Ta3O014oI#.XEsGPYuDS4Y.facebook (ESPANOL)

https://www.elmundofinanciero.com/noticia/79843/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.leganews.es/cc-oo-homenaje-a-los-abogados-de-atocha-en-leganes/ (ESPANOL)

http://www.eltelescopiodigital.com/index.php/es/coslada/61999-coslada-recuerda-manana-a-los-abogados-de-atocha-en-la-estacion-de-cercanias.html (ESPANOL)

https://www.abogacia.es/2019/01/23/la-abogacia-espanola-participa-en-el-dia-del-abogado-amenazado-centrado-en-la-situacion-de-los-letrados-en-turquia/ (ESPANOL)

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/hamburg/Anwaelte-fordern-Freilassung-tuerkischer-Kollegen,anwaelte134.html?fbclid=IwAR2UN1BQFM_sTojnDspkihQo1z9tliRhk11FlgcZxojN4accdfdR2bVzCcw (DEUTSCH)

https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/347801.verfolgung-von-anw%C3%A4lten-kollegin-warnte-uns-seid-nicht-so-naiv.html?fbclid=IwAR1Rmab-iFv6m994fJJRVFcgbqMA83rGsehl5eKibv2l2fvuzFCoVZ7-xtk (DEUTSCH)

https://www.lto.de/recht/justiz/j/egmr-tuerkei-anwaelte-in-gefahr-verfolgung-menschenrechte/ (DEUTSCH)

http://www.oejc.at/index.php?id=32&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=74&cHash=3602164379e9bfa47b95176e9665f179 (DEUTSCH)

https://legalworld.wolterskluwer.be/nl/nieuws/domein/algemeen-justitie/vandaag-is-de-dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat/ (NEDERLANDS)

https://www.abrilabril.pt/internacional/advocacia-uma-profissao-de-risco-na-turquia (PORTUGES)

https://portal.oa.pt/comunicacao/noticias/2019/01/dia-dos-advogados-em-perigo-24-de-janeiro/ (PORTUGUES)

https://www.efsyn.gr/arthro/dikastiko-praxikopima-erntogan (GREEK)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

#EndangeredLawyers

#24OcakTehlikedekiAvukatlarGünü

#24thJanuaryEndangeredLawyersDay

#İstanbulBarosu

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University of Amsterdam with lawyer Ramazan Demir

University of Aberdeen

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Dans le cadre de ses diverses manifestations 2019 autour de « la journée internationale des avocats en danger », l’IDHAE a présenté, comme il l’avait fait les années précédentes, un ouvrage complet sur la situation du pays concerné. Cette synthèse, établie conjointement avec l’IDHBB -(qui est intervenu constamment depuis 1985 au soutien des avocats turcs)- évoque les cas personnels de 248 avocats en Turquie depuis 2012. (Rappelons que 222 avocats ont été condamnés à de lourdes peines de prison depuis le 15 juillet 2016). Cette présentation officielle s’est déroulée, autour d’un long débat, présenté et animé par le bâtonnier Bertrand FAVREAU, président de l’IDHAE, et Guislaine SEZE, représentant Défenseurs Sans Frontières (DSF) dans la salle du conseil de l’Ordre du barreau de Bordeaux exceptionnellement mise à disposition pour la circonstance.

(L’Observatoire des Avocats Facebook, 26/01/19)

Bordeaux

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Turkey: Legal Groups Around The World Rally Behind Turkey’s Dwindling Bar On The International Day Of The Endangered Lawyer

January 24, 2019

Today, the global bar groups rallied in support of the rule of law on the “International Day of the Endangered Lawyer.” The international effort is designed to draw attention to the thousands of lawyers and judges killed or imprisoned each year as they fight for basic legal rights in countries from China to Iran to Venezuela. However, no bar is more devastated than the one in Turkey where thousands of lawyers have been imprisoned and tortured for fighting the authoritarian regime of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Despite the praise from our president, Erdogan has continued a comprehensive campaign against the free press and political dissidents. This campaign however first required the elimination of thousands of lawyers to eradicate the rule of law to make way for his brutal religious-based authoritarian rule.

We previously discussed how Turkey’s rising dictator, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was likely to use the failed military coup to complete his objective to become a virtual dictator (backed by Islamist parties). That dire prediction appears to be fast becoming true with a roundup of thousands and the declaration of a state of emergency. Turkish academics have also been banned from leaving the country as well as the replacement of academic deans. Of course, Erdogan has offered his usual Orwellian rationization for the three-month state of emergency as necessary to protect civil liberties by suspending them “to eliminate the threat to democracy in our country, the rule of law, and the rights and freedom of our citizens.”  With that, and the support of his Islamist allies who passed sweeping new powers for the budding Sultan, Erdogan suspended civil liberties in Turkey.

The impact on the Turkish bar has been horrific.

https://jonathanturley.org/2019/01/24/legal-groups-around-the-world-rally-behind-turkeys-dwindling-bar-on-the-international-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer/

https://www.gercekgundem.com/video/guncel/5022/beyoglunda-avukatlardan-cubbeli-yuruyus (TURKCE)

http://aktifhaber.com/gundem/turkiyede-tutuklu-avukatlar-icin-30-ulkede-protesto-eylemleri-h127789.html (TURKCE)

https://eksisozluk.com/24-ocak-tehlikedeki-avukatlar-gunu–5918684 (TURKCE)

https://www.hukukihaber.net/gundem/avukat-durusma-salonundan-zorla-disari-cikartildi-h373679.html?fbclid=IwAR3Z0nW5juOO7agJIm0o5FU8Tkh4B8xXjxf5bFqVUUgmu-AR0pAB6t9uwU8 (TURKCE)

http://www.rfi.fr/emission/20190125-turquie-avocats-danger (FRANCAIS)

https://www.rainews.it/tgr/veneto/video/2019/01/ven-Giornata-avvocati-minacciati-Venezia-1b184b19-e03d-40cb-9823-3ce575ffb756.html?wt_mc=2.social.fb.redtgrveneto_ven-Giornata-avvocati-minacciati-Venezia.&wt&fbclid=IwAR0M_InM3kAMM4VQwQvvdwpyzErHpJdG2A0X4XLjkTf_7ZbhVLF8x2wH_9I (ITALIANO)

http://www.smtvsanmarino.sm/comunicati/2019/01/25/camera-penale-san-marino-nella-giornata-24-gennaio-2019-aderisce-iniziativa-internazionale-day-of-the-endangered-lawyer?fbclid=iwar24rod2edsmkg-nh0mnycni7fyzaximyeza1yjnut2allpxiy2lfkbavbw (ITALIANO)

https://www.rainews.it/tgr/veneto/video/2019/01/ven-Giornata-avvocati-minacciati-Venezia-1b184b19-e03d-40cb-9823-3ce575ffb756.html?wt_mc=2.social.fb.redtgrveneto_ven-Giornata-avvocati-minacciati-Venezia.&wt&fbclid=IwAR1ZuRykpEn9Vw6GL44yp5nzochAianbk3nSQZryojylhvxZ-LrCoj-Q0aA (ITALIANO)

http://www.osservatoriorepressione.info/event/giornata-dellavvocato-perseguitato-presidio-davanti-allambasciata-turca/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.notiziediprato.it/news/avvocati-minacciati-i-penalisti-pratesi-accusano-anche-a-prato-episodi-da-condannare (ITALIANO)

https://www.advocatenblad.nl/2019/01/24/turkse-advocaat-centraal-op-dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat/ (NEDERLANDS)

http://www.surinametimes.com/dag-van-de-bedreigde-advocaat/ (NEDERLANDS)

https://www.bruzz.be/samenleving/betoging-voor-turks-consulaat-op-dag-van-bedreigde-advocaat-2019-01-24 (VLAAMS)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/madrid/20190124/454285578195/el-decano-del-icam-reivindica-el-ejercicio-pleno-del-derecho-de-defensa-frente-a-las-amenazas-que-sufren-los-abogados.html (ESPANOL)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

#EndangeredLawyers

#24OcakTehlikedekiAvukatlarGünü

#24thJanuaryEndangeredLawyersDay

#İstanbulBarosu

 

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Madrid

 

 

Vancouver

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Ankara Barosu

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Venice

Udine, Camera Penale

Italy/Turkey: Giornata internazionale degli avvocati in pericolo (Roma)

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24 gennaio 2019
Roma , via de Governo Vecchio, 3 – CNF – Sala Aurora

 

  Giornata internazionale degli Avvocati in pericolo

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE FORENSE

Giovedì 24 gennaio 2019

ore 14,30

via del Governo Vecchio, 3

Saluti

Andrea Mascherin, Presidente del CNF

Introduzione lavori

Francesco Caia, Coordinatore della Commissione diritti umani del CNF

Intervento

Benan Molu, avvocata in Turchia, specializzata in diritto internazionale

Presentazione del Manuale “La Difesa dei diritti umani”

Roberto Giovene di Girasole, Commissione dir. internaz./Mediterraneo del CNF

Barbara Spinelli, Giuristi democratici/ELHD.

La giornata dell’avvocato in pericolo celebra l’indipendenza della professione legale e promuove la solidarietà per gli avvocati, a livello mondiale, che continuano ad esercitare i propri doveri malgrado enormi pressioni ed interferenze esterne. Quest’anno la giornata si occuperà della professione legale in Turchia.

https://www.consiglionazionaleforense.it/web/cnf-calendario/-/496122?fbclid=IwAR2J5DjM5I_aEeKOeEqph24E7YZpFFi6MDlhFdYmCElImKMnE4HxDYo59i4

http://www.giurisprudenzapenale.com/2019/01/17/giornata-internazionale-dellavvocato-minacciato-24-gennaio-2019-venezia/

basic-report_turkey2019

https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

Italy/Turkey: Giornata Internationale Dell’Avvocato Minacciato (Venezia)

http://www.camerepenali.it/cat/9643/giornata_internazionale_dellavvocato_minacciato_venezia,_24_gennaio_2019.html?fbclid=IwAR2L3mG8y4vMbNFZXfonzZDVIOHXD1GioYQyU35DocGIAXYF2C8qXQco-Us

http://www.camerepenali.it/public/file/Convegni/Altri%20eventi/Day-of-The-Endangered-Lawyer-2019-Venice-compressed.pdf

http://www.giurisprudenzapenale.com/2019/01/17/giornata-internazionale-dellavvocato-minacciato-24-gennaio-2019-venezia/?fbclid=IwAR38R9dm8n7TR-afxd-L5U7MeeCydxFbuYBQhaZBocFFoxXgsjMm-YFT1eg

http://ildubbio.news/ildubbio/2019/01/23/avvocati-minacciati-la-giornata-del-cnf-sulla-repressione-infinita-di-ankara/

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https://eldh.eu/en/2018/11/22/day-of-the-endangered-lawyer-2019/

Updated Report: Incarceration of Turkish Lawyers | Unjust Arrests and Convictions (2016-2018)

#DayoftheEndangeredLawyer

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Italy: Italian prosecutor in Salvini investigation receives death threat

September 12, 2018

Far-right extremists suspected to be behind bullet note sent to Luigi Patronaggio, say sources

The prosecutor who placed the Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, under investigation over the illegal detention of migrants has received a death threat, sources have told the Guardian.

Believed to be the work of far-right extremists, an envelope containing a bullet was sent to the office of the chief prosecutor of the Sicilian city of Agrigento, Luigi Patronaggio, on Wednesday alongside the note: “You are under fire.”

The envelope was stamped with the symbol of a Gladius sword, a mark often used often by military groups close to far-right movements.

Patronaggio placed Salvini, who also leads the far-right League party, under investigation for the kidnapping and detention of 177 migrants after he refused to allow them to disembark the coastguard ship Ubaldo Diciotti last month.

The ship had been docked for six days at the Sicilian port of Catania as Salvini maintained a standoff with the EU in an attempt to push other member states to take in the migrants. The Catholic church, Ireland and Albania, which is not an EU state, eventually agreed to host the mostly Eritrean migrants.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/12/italian-prosecutor-matteo-salvini-investigation-receives-death-threat-bullet

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/25/matteo-salvini-formally-investigated-over-migrant-ship-standoff

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2018/09/12/agrigento-prosecutor-sent-threat-bullet_03caae66-af97-464c-9341-0383387182c0.html

https://www.ilmessaggero.it/primopiano/cronaca/diciotti_migranti_minacce_morte_procuratore_agrigento_patronaggio-3968996.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/cronaca/13376707/inchiesta-diciotti-minacce-di-morte-a-procuratore.html (ITALIANO)

https://www.blogsicilia.it/agrigento/minacce-di-morte-al-pm-patronaggio-una-lettera-con-proiettile-recapitata-in-uffici-procura/452746/ (ITALIANO)

http://www.ansa.it/sicilia/notizie/2018/09/12/minacce-morte-a-capo-procura-agrigento_0966db2d-3b7f-420e-b6f7-a2eec5ca98e8.html (ITALIANO)

http://www.teleacras.com/wp1/2018/09/12/lettera-di-minacce-di-morte-al-procuratore-patronaggio/ (ITALIANO)

Italy: Insulti sul web all’avvocata del prete pedofilo

28/7/18

Il Consiglio direttivo della Camera Penale di Prato interviene a difesa dell’avvocata Valeria Fontana che difende don Paolo Glaentzer ed è stata oggetto di offese

Il Consiglio direttivo della Camera penale degli avvocati di Prato prende le difese dell’avvocata Valeria Fontana che, in qualità di difensore di don Paolo Glaentzer, il parroco di San Rufignano a Sommaia nel comune di Calenzano,accusato di pedofilia per atti sessuali su una bambina non ancora undicenne, è stata oggetto di pesanti commenti dal contenuto ingiurioso, volgare e a volte violento. “Secondo questi illuminati commentatori – si legge nella nota della Camera penale – L’avvocato che assiste il parroco sarebbe colpevole due volte, la prima per fornire assistenza legale ad un presunto pedofilo e la seconda perché in quanto donna non dovrebbe prestarsi a difendere quello che si ipotizza essere l’autore di una violenza sessuale su una bambina”.

 

“Vogliamo ricordare a tutti che l’avvocato svolge nel processo penale una funzione nobile e imprescindibile di attuazione del diritto di difesa previsto dalla nostra Costituzione per qualunque soggetto indagato o imputato, e di garanzia del rispetto delle regole del giusto processo – continua la nota –  I commenti beceri di chi invoca giudizi sommari e pene corporali non sono tollerabili in uno Stato di diritto come il nostro”.

http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/prato/cronaca/2018/07/28/news/insulti-all-avvocata-del-prete-pedofilo-1.17101858

http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/prato/cronaca/2018/07/29/news/offese-al-difensore-i-colleghi-l-avvocato-fa-il-suo-mestiere-1.17105468

https://www.controradio.it/prete-arrestato-pedofilia-domiciliari/

France/Italy/Egypt: Libération de Mohamed Mahsoob Darwish, avocat au barreau de Paris

le 2 août, 2018

Le barreau de Paris se réjouit de la libération de Mohamed Mahsoob Darwish, arrêté le 1er aout 2018, par la police italienne dans la ville de Catane, où il séjournait en famille.

Exilé à Paris, Mohamed Mahsoob Darwish, ancien ministre d’Etat égyptien chargé des relations avec le Parlement, est inscrit au barreau de Paris depuis 2016.

Mohamed Mahsoob Darwish, qui craint avec raison d’être persécuté et de subir des violations graves des droits de l’homme en cas de retour en Egypte, risquait une extradition sur la demande des autorités égyptiennes.

Le 24 janvier 2018, la 8ème édition de la journée internationale de l’avocat en danger, dédiée à la situation des avocats en Egypte, avait rassemblé les avocats notamment parisiens. Le barreau de Paris reste mobilisé.

http://www.avocatparis.org/liberation-de-mohamed-mahsoob-darwish-avocat-au-barreau-de-paris

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/italy-arrests-prominent-egyptian-opposition-figure-and-ex-minister-412204524 (ENGLISH)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/02/arrest-highlights-growing-ties-between-egypt-and-italy (ENGLISH)

https://www.egyptindependent.com/italy-arrests-morsis-former-minister-of-legal-affairs/ (ENGLISH)

https://www.albawaba.com/loop/outrage-sparked-among-egyptians-after-italy-detaines-former-opposition-minister-1168200 (ENGLISH)