Report: Egypt threatens to arrest British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney over damning report

January 2, 2015 21:26


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Egyptian authorities have threatened prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney with arrest for exposing flaws in the criminal justice system following the arrest and imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists.

Clooney, the British attorney of Lebanese extraction, represents one of the three Al Jazeera journalists currently jailed in Egypt.

The possible threat of arrest against Clooney was first reported by the British newspaper The Guardian.

Clooney told The Guardian that she had written a report commissioned by the International Bar Association which recommended that the Egyptian government undertake reforms to make the judiciary more independent.

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