At this moment, says Schlein, “we do not see the conditions for ratifying the agreement, because we cannot consider our relations with the Egyptian government normal when we have been asking for truth and justice for Giulio Regeni for 52 months, without getting answers, and when from 7 February Patrick Zaki, enrolled in the Alma Mater of Bologna, is detained in an Egyptian prison until a date to be destined without having clarity on the reasons for this detention and without news on his psycho-physical conditions, which concern us “.
Bologna, the face of Patrick Zaky in Piazza Maggiore
For this reason, says the vice-president of the Region, “we join the voice of those who ask for their release and respect for their fundamental rights”. Consequently, “we ask that the Assembly take the necessary time to re-examine it, if we share the need for this postponement and a supplement for reflection”. The agreement with Egypt was thus postponed to committee, with the vote in favor of the majority and the abstention of the center-right.