Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of CEU, joins the statement by the Rector Francesco Ubertini, University of Bologna, on Patrick Zaki's situation
"I have learned of the announcement made by the Egyptian President al-Sisi to grant pardon to 530 prisoners in the Covid-19 law enforcement measures. I appeal to the Italian Government, to the European Commission, to the numerous institutions that have adhered to our motion and to all the universities in the world that, like us, have subscribed to the principles of the Magna Carta, to join the Alma Mater and make their voices heard. This is an opportunity to put an end to this terrible and absurd situation and to give Patrick back his life and his studies.
I hope to be able to embrace him again soon here in Bologna."
We share strong hopes for Partrick's immediate release from prison.