Egypt court releases researcher Patrick Zaki pending trial
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Egypt court releases researcher Patrick Zaki pending trial

Patrick Zaki arrested on charges of spreading false news

News Service AA

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the release of researcher Patrick George Zaki pending trial, according to a local human rights group.

The Mansoura State Security Court decided to release Zaki and postponed his trial to Feb. 1 to give a chance for the prosecution and the defense to present their arguments, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said.

Zaki, a postgraduate student at Bologna University in Italy and a researcher at EIPR, was arrested in February 2020 on charges of spreading false news.

No official statement was released by Egyptian authorities on the researcher’s release.


*Writing by Bassel Barakat in Ankara

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