Egyptian delegation’s visit to Italy to discuss Regeni case postponed

An Egyptian delegation postponed its Tuesday meeting with Italian officials in Rome where it is set to provide Italian authorities with reports on the investigation into the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo earlier this year, the Italian ANSA news agency reported on Monday.

The meeting is now set to take place in Rome on Thursday as the visit will last until Friday.

Quoting officials from the Italian interior ministry, ANSA reported that the Egyptian delegation will include two members of Egypt’s general prosecution and three police officials.

ANSA added that the Egyptian delegation will present to Italian officials a 2,000-page dossier on the latest evidence and developments in the case.

The body of PhD student Regeni, who was in Cairo conducting research on independent trade unions, was found with signs of torture by a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo on 3 February after he went missing on 25 January. He was 28.

Egypt has strongly denied claims that security forces were involved in Regeni’s murder.

source:Ahram Online

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