Thursday, 6 November 2014

George and Amal Clooney Enjoy Date Night in London as Lawyer's Next Case Is Revealed

She may be Mrs. George Clooney, but it looks like someone's not quitting their day job!

Amal Clooney's next legal case has been revealed by her London-based law firm, Doughty Street Chambers. The 36-year-old human rights lawyer, who wed the A-list actor in September in Venice, Italy, will counsel Mr. Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist currently imprisoned in Egypt.

Clooney and her co-counsel collegue Mark Wassouf have released a statement, asking for Mr. Fahmy's conviction to be overturned and for him to be released. Calling his conviction "fundamentally unfair and his imprisonment a travesty of justice," the statement explains how Fahmy was convicted "on the allegation that he was a member of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood group" but there was never any evidence of Fahmy's supposed affiliation.

"He is serving a 7-year prison sentence for simply reporting the news," Clooney said.

Clooney and Wassouf have asked that their client, who suffers from Hepatitis C, be granted a compassionate release to receive treatment for his ailing health. Fahmy's appeal is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015.

Meanwhile, despite her busy work schedule, Amal is still making time for the No. 1 man her life: husband George Clooney. The two were most recently seen enjoying a romantic afternoon date at London's Savoy hotel on Wednesday. "I was having tea at the Savoy yesterday and I saw George Clooney and his wife walk in," an onlooker tells E! News. "They walked through to another bar. "

And apparently, the two were in good company, as one Twitter user described the setting at the famous establishment, "Tea at the Savoy, first a Downton Abbey actor walks in, then Stephen Fry topped off by George Clooney & new wife ..."

Safe to say they're keeping the spark alive!

Credits: E!

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