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Freed Egyptian human rights campaigner arrives in Italy, which championed his case


MILAN (AP) — A high-profile Egyptian activist who was recently released from prison has landed in Italy, where the government championed his case. Patrick George Zaki was greeted Sunday by applause and a throng of video and still cameras as he emerged into the arrivals hall at Milan’s Malpensa Airport. He then traveled to Bologna, where he had been living and studying before being detained in Cairo in 2020. The 32-year-old Zaki told reporters that “this is the most important day of my life.”  He was pardoned last week, just days after being convicted on a charge of disseminating false news.

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