Cambridge Amnesty activists and supporters from the town and University marked Human Rights Day with a protest in the town’s market square calling for Truth for Giulio Regeni and justice for Egypt’s disappeared. They were joined by Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner, Alex Mayer MEP and Lewis Herbert, leader of Cambridge city council.
Alex Mayer MEP said afterwards on her Twitter account “as member of Euro Parl Human Rights committee I’ll continue to fight for justice for Giulio Regeni”.
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner told the protest he wanted the British government to do more, Cambridge News reported.
We were all shocked to hear of Giulio’s tragic death. For this reason I raised the serious matter in Parliament and in Brussels, where I met his parents and expressed Cambridge’s deepest condolences. I remain very concerned about the lack of information that has been provided and have called on the British Government to do more to get to the bottom of this tragic matter on numerous occasions.
Liesbeth ten Ham of Cambridge City Amnesty also highlighted the recent arrest of Egyptian human rights activist Azza Soliman, one of thousands arbitrarily detained by the military regime, in her speech.
We will continue to campaign until the intimidation and harassment of human rights activists in Egypt stops. And we will continue to campaign until the truth is known about what happened to Giulio Regeni and until the perpetrators of this terrible crime are convicted in a fair trial. We will continue to campaign for justice for Egypt’s disappeared. If our banners fade, we will make new ones. If the Egyptian authorities don’t act on the letters we write, we will write more letters. If they are hoping we’ll forget, they are mistaken. We demand freedom for Azza Soliman, justice for Egypt’s disappeared and Truth for Giulio Regeni.
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