Italian student found dead in Cairo after writing article critical of government
- Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old graduate student at the University of Cambridge, was found dead alongside a road outside Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body.
- Regeni had been conducting research on Egyptian labor rights and had written an article criticizing the Egyptian government’s anti-union stance and lack of press freedom for Il Manifesto, a left-wing newspaper in Rome,.
- Italy summoned its Egyptian ambassador to discuss the situation, requesting a joint investigation to determine the cause of the student’s murder, which Egyptian authorities have ruled an accident.
“Italian student Giulio Regeni found dead in Cairo ‘with signs of torture’” (The Guardian)
“Italian student Giulio Regeni’s body found in Egypt” (BBC)
“Italian student killed in Egypt criticized Cairo govt. in articles” (Reuters)
(Image Credit: Twitter photo, via The Guardian)