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    Egypt - Giulio Regeni, 28, Cambridge PhD student, Cairo, 25 Jan 2016

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    Giulio Regeni missing: British university student vanishes in Cairo on fifth anniversary of Arab Spring

    Cairo, Egypt -
    Fears are growing for a British university student who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in Egypt.

    Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni went missing while conducting PhD fieldwork in Cairo.

    Mr Regeni, originally from Italy, has not been seen in Cairo since January 25, the day of demonstrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring .

    On Sunday, the Italian Foreign Ministry urged Egyptian authorities to help locate the 28-year-old Girton college member.



    An English translation on the Italian Foreign Ministry's website reads: "The Italian Embassy in Cairo and the Foreign Ministry are closely following with great concern the fate of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old student who has mysteriously disappeared on the evening of 25 January in the centre of the Egyptian capital.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...ersity-7289899
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    Bad news:
    An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has been found dead and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, Egyptian security officials have said.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...regeni-torture

    A person with knowledge of the case has told The Associated Press that the partially burned body of a missing Italian student has been found by the side of a road on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital.

    The body of Giulio Regeni was found on Wednesday along the Cairo-Alexandria Road in the 6 October suburb in western Cairo and was positively identified by people who knew him.
    http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/vi...issing-Italian

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    Oh no... RIP Giulio.

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    How awful RIP Giulio

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    http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/World/2.../22600425.html

    CAIRO - The body of an Italian student who went missing in Cairo was found half naked by the roadside with cigarette burns and other signs of torture, a senior Egyptian prosecutor said on Thursday.

    A copy of Regeni's CV, provided by another friend, indicated he spoke four languages and had won several scholarships.

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    While Regeni was known to be an academic researcher, the Italian news agency Ansa on Thursday reported that he also wrote about his work on Egyptian labour unions for Il Manifesto, the Italian communist newspaper. Ansa reported that he used a pseudonym because he was allegedly concerned for his safety.

    His work for Il Manifesto was confirmed by Simone Pieranni, the newspaper’s foreign editor, who said it would be publishing Regeni’s previous works on Friday, including a piece written shortly before his death...
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...regeni-torture

    So instead of Islamic terrorists could it be groups allied with the government?

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    The likelihood he has been murdered by Egyptian state security is quite high. In fact, I would be very surprised if that is not the case. Authoritarian regimes like Egypt's see academics as being a threat. Egyptian state security is known for imprisoning, torturing, abducting and murdering opponents to the regime. Guilio was a brilliant academic researcher with political contacts and links to many democratic activists. Unfortunately, his death is more likely to be treated as a diplomatic nightmare and the perpetrators will never be held accountable.

    http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2016...ee_-132818256/

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    http://www.cp24.com/world/body-of-st...taly-1.2767407

    February 6, 2016

    CAIRO -- The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy's foreign minister said.

    Paolo Gentiloni told reporters in Amsterdam that the body of 28-year-old Giulio Regeni was being transported to Rome and eventually to the Italian city of Trieste.

    Italy's ANSA news agency reported that Italian prosecutors have ordered an autopsy as part of the investigation into Regeni's death.
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    http://www.cp24.com/world/slain-ital...ster-1.2768210

    Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence: Interior Minister
    ROME -- A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully co-operate with the criminal investigation.
    The Egyptian Association for Rights and Freedoms documented 314 such disappearances in 2015, according to a lawyer, Halem Henish. Most later turned up in prison, but at least five were found at the morgue, including one with signs of torture like burns and electric shocks. He said the group has documented 35 disappearances so far in 2016, including at least two of whom have died.

    News reports in Italy have said Italian authorities strongly suspect Egyptian security forces interrogated Regeni to learn about the contacts he made as part of his research with the labour world and other activists, and tortured and killed him.

    In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Egypt's foreign minister vehemently denied those allegations as "judgments, accusations and insinuations, unjustified and without proof."


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    Witness says Giulio Regeni last seen in Egyptian custody
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/13...?_r=2&referer=

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    The coffin of Italian student Giulio Regeni is carried during his funeral in Fiumicello, northern Italy, February 12, 2016.storage.canoe.com.jpg
    The prosecutor general's office said it would not publicly disclose the contents of the report as the investigation was ongoing. Reuters was not able to obtain a copy to verify the contents.

    However, a senior source at the forensics authority told Reuters Regeni, a graduate student at Britain's Cambridge University, had seven broken ribs, signs of electrocution on his penis, traumatic injuries all over his body, and a brain haemorrhage.

    His body also bore signs of cuts from a sharp instrument suspected to be a razor, abrasions, and bruises. He was likely assaulted using a stick as well as being punched and kicked, the source added.

    A second autopsy in Italy "confronted us with something inhuman, something animal", Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano told Sky News 24 television last week.
    http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/World/2.../22603584.html

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    Egyptian police claim to shoot dead the 'real' murderers, who have specialized in impersonating policemen and kidnapping foreigners to steal their money. 'According to Egypt, a gang just happened, after two months, to still have Giulio's bag and IDs safely preserved and easily retrievable during a shoot out' said Paz Zarate, a friend of Regeni's.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...-giulio-regeni

    'I recognised just the tip of his nose'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...n-student.html

    Parents threaten to show body photo
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35923666

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    While it's plausible that there are criminals who impersonate police and steal foreigners' money; it's not plausible they would systematically torture their victims. This just looks like a coverup.

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    Perps do not even have to impersonate anybody, they will just take and do whatever they want to whomever they want, to steal from and mess up, imo.
    Could this vicious attack be more personal than political?
    Could it be a case of mistaken identity?
    speculation.

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