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Del Re to brief lawmakers on Italy-Egypt ties, Regeni case

26 marzo 2019 | 13.06
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Emanuela Del Re

MPs will Wednesday quiz deputy foreign minister Emanuela Del Re on the current relations between Italy and Egypt also over research student Giulio Regeni's unsolved 2016 murder, the lower house of parliament said in a statement.

Del Re's hearing before the lower house's foreign affairs committee will be streamed live on the parliament's website, the statement said.

Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University doctoral student researching the politically sensitive topic of independent trade unions in Egypt was abducted in Cairo on 25 January 2016, tortured to death and dumped by a highway, where his body was found nine days later.

The case caused a diplomatic rift between Italy and Egypt amid allegations that Egyptian authorities were failing to cooperate fully with Italian investigators.

Egypt's authorities deny Regeni died in custody but admit that security services were monitoring him.

More than three years on, no suspects have been arrested or brought to trial for Regeni's brutal murder.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other top Egyptian officials continue to vow that they want to solve the case.

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