Egypt promises justice for slain Italian student

28-year-old doctoral student was murdered in Cairo in 2016 by as-yet-unknown perpetrators
CAIRO (AA) – Egypt has reiterated its commitment to bringing the killers of Giulio Regeni — an Italian doctoral student murdered in Cairo two years ago — to justice.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made the pledge Thursday during a brief meeting in Rome with Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano.
Shoukry’s pledge follows repeated criticisms by EU officials over Egypt’s failure to solve the murder case.
The Egyptian FM also reiterated Cairo’s commitment to cooperating closely with Italian judicial authorities.
“Egypt will spare no effort in finding the truth behind Regeni’s murder and bringing the perpetrators to justice,” Shoukry told the Italian foreign minister.
Alfano, for his part, hailed the “close cooperation seen between judicial authorities of both countries”.
Regeni, 28, disappeared in Cairo on Jan. 25, 2016 — the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s “Arab Spring” uprising.
Nine days later, the student’s dead body — bearing signs of extreme torture — was discovered on the Egyptian capital’s outskirts.
While Egyptian authorities deny any involvement in Regeni’s death, observers note that the signs of torture on the young man’s body were uncannily similar to those caused by Egyptian police torture.

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