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Italy PM: Trial for Regeni murder will reach 'shocking' truth

December 15, 2020 at 7:27 am

Candlelight procession for Italian student Giulio Regeni who was murdered in Egypt on 25 January 2018 [Antonio Masiello/Getty Images]

A trial over the disappearance and murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016 is “an instrument to reach the truth, which is expected to be shocking,” the Italian prime minister said in an interview published on today, Reuters reports.

Italian prosecutors said on Thursday they planned to charge four senior members of Egypt’s security services over their alleged role in the case of the 28-year old postgraduate student at Cambridge university, vanished in Cairo in January 2016.

“This story makes us grieve, but now a trial by our judicial authorities will start… a true, serious and credible trial. This trial is the instrument to reach the truth, which unfortunately is expected to be shocking,” Giuseppe Conte told daily La Stampa.

Asked whether Italy would consider withdrawing its ambassador from Cairo, as repeatedly requested by Regeni’s parents, Conte answered the trial was more important than doing so.

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