Ex-Egypt politcial prisoner files lawsuit in Turkey against consular staff

A former Egyptian political prisoner has filed a lawsuit at the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office against consular officers at the Egyptian Consulate in Istanbul after they accused him of having a forged passport and tried to trap him in the building. On 25 September, Amr Abn Hashad went to the consulate¬†to issue a power of attorney¬†and was asked to come back the following Monday at 12pm. When he did, one of the staff asked him to hand over his passport and then asked him to go inside to talk to the consul. Feeling uncomfortable, Amr refused. The staff member kept insisting until eventually the consul called him. He asked Amr if he had a political problem with Egypt, accused … Continue reading Ex-Egypt politcial prisoner files lawsuit in Turkey against consular staff