Before Amal Ramzi married actor George Clooney she was known as a human rights lawyer. Although she is often pictured in tabloids traveling with her husband, the 37-year-old Brit's latest noteworthy achievement is the representation of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian journalist\ for Al-Jazeera.
When her client and two other journalists were convicted in Egypt of "spreading false news" and sentenced to three years in prison, she said the verdict "sends a dangerous message" and there was "no evidence to sustain any of the charges."
The Associated Press tweeted a link to its story about Amal Clooney's reaction -- which must be limited to 140 characters -- referring to her only as "actor's wife" without her most-relevant credential of human rights lawyer: "Amal Clooney, actor's wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists"
Amal Clooney, actor's wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists http://t.co/i6nQg0xPg3-- The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2015
The perceived sexist slight stirred up a Twitter frenzy that made Amal Clooney a globally trending term.
Amal Clooney is accomplished as hell and you demean her work and lower her down to only her relationship with her husband?-- Amara La Negra (@ShaylaRacquel) August 29, 2015
AP got the message, changing the headline.
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