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EU parliamentarians: Egypt is ‘unsafe’ country

Image of the Italian student and researcher Giulio Regen [File photo]
Image of the Italian student and researcher Giulio Regen [File photo]

A number of Italian parliamentarians filed a petition to the European parliament calling it to consider Egypt an “unsafe” country after the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, AlMesryoon.com reported on Friday.

The electronic petition was signed by 90 Italian parliamentarians, who are members of the EU parliament.

“This proposal is serious and logical,” said Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights in the Italian Parliament Luigi Manconi, adding that Egypt is no more a “safe” place as it was not for Regeni and also for the Egyptians themselves.

Speaking to Italian TV, Manconi said: “The acts of the Egyptian government were not showing it is cooperating in the issue of killing the Italian researcher. It shows defiance and indifference with the international pressure in this regard.”

The Italian MPs sent their petition to the EU Representative of Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini.

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