"Today a hearing was held before the Criminal Court and for the first time since March 7, Patrick attended his own hearing." This is what can be read on the Facebook page 'Patrick Libero', held by activists fighting for the cause of Patrck Zaki, the 27-year-old Egyptian researcher studying at the University of Bologna, arrested and detained in Tora prison. "For the first time since March 7 - reads - Patrick was transferred today to his hearing for the renewal of detention before the Criminal Court. He was allowed to appear before the judges in the presence of his lawyers. The court decision will be announced tomorrow, and until then we have no indication of what the outcome of the hearing will be. "
That of Zaki's transfer to court is written by activists who follow his story. "today was in itself a good step since his lawyers were finally able to see him, even if very briefly, as he had not been seen by his family or lawyers after the suspension of visits to prison and the transfer to the hearings respectively from March 10 and 7. His lawyers - he is told on the social network - have informed us that he seems to be in good health, and we hope that soon we will be able to get more news from him ". Since last March 7, it is noted, the Egyptian researcher's hearings "have been postponed or his detention has been renewed without his presence, or the presence of his lawyers in some cases, which means that he has spent the last four months in prison on the basis of processes legally not in compliance with the law, making his detention order legally null during that period forward ". So, the activists conclude, "we hope that the court order that will be announced tomorrow will release Patrick Zaki and put an end to this long period of unjust detention and legal irregularities, and above all give him back some of his freedom and put an end. to the suffering of his family. # PatrickLibero ". (HANDLE).