Lawyer for family of slain Italian warns Egypt suspects
ROME (AP) — The lawyer for the family of an Italian researcher tortured and killed in Egypt urged five key Egyptian suspects on Wednesday to come forward and say what they know, and added that many more people are implicated in the slaying.
Attorney Alessandra Ballerini read out the names Wednesday of the five secret service members and police investigators whom Rome prosecutors have identified as suspects in Giulio Regeni's abduction.
Italy investigating 5 Egyptians in student’s murder
ROME (AP) — Prosecutors in Rome on Tuesday formally opened an investigation into five Egyptian domestic secret service members and police investigators in connection with the 2016 torture and murder of an Italian researcher.
Egypt rejects naming of suspects in researcher’s killing
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have rejected an Italian request to treat several policemen as suspects in the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in Cairo, saying there is not enough evidence to warrant such a move, according to Egypt's state-run news agency.
The report, published Monday in Egypt's state-run newspapers, said the request was made during talks in Cairo last week between Italian and Egyptian prosecutors. It said the Egyptians turned down a similar request a year ago.
Italy summons Egypt ambassador over Regeni killing
CAIRO (AP) — Italy's foreign ministry formally summoned on Friday the Egyptian ambassador to Rome to prompt authorities in Cairo to "act rapidly" in investigating the torture and killing of an Italian researcher nearly three years ago, as pressure mounts on Egypt which voiced regret over Italy's lower house decision to break parliamentary ties.
Italy pressures Egypt anew for answers in student’s killing
MILAN (AP) — Italy raised the pressure Thursday on Egypt for concrete answers to the brutal torture and murder of an Italian researcher nearly two years ago. Prosecutors indicated plans to investigate Egyptian secret service members and the speaker of Italy's lower house broke parliamentary ties with Egypt.
Italy politician wants end to student killing in Egypt case
CAIRO (AP) — A senior Italian politician says a final resolution of the 2016 killing of a graduate student in Egypt will help boost relations between the two nations.
A presidential statement Monday also quoted Roberto Fico, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies, as saying he appreciated Egypt's "strong will" to find the killers.
Egypt’s president: ‘Strong will’ to find Italian’s killers
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told a visiting Italian official on Wednesday that there is a "strong will" to bring the killers of an Italian researcher to justice, an Egyptian spokesman said.
Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University doctoral student who was studying labor unions in Egypt, was abducted in January 2016 and tortured for several days before his body was left on a desert highway north of Cairo.
CAIRO (AP) — Italy's foreign minister said Sunday he was pleased to hear from Egyptian officials that they are committed to completing an investigation into the 2016 killing of an Italian graduate student in the capital Cairo with a "concrete result."
Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt on the first visit by a top Italian diplomat since the death of Giulio Regeni. His trip comes on the heels of a visit last month by Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Rome prosecutors said Wednesday surveillance footage from the Cairo subway system on the day a slain Italian researcher disappeared does not include images of him. However, there are gaps in the footage, they said.
The recordings do not show Giulio Regeni inside or near any metro stations, a joint statement by both prosecutors said. The gaps in the recordings, however, need "further sophisticated examinations," they said.
Egypt thanks Eni for gas field efforts despite Regeni affair
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president again accused unknown parties of being responsible for the 2016 murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, alleging a failed plot to sabotage bilateral relations during a Wednesday ceremony inaugurating a massive gas project with Italian energy firm Eni.
Egypt acknowledges secret arrest of rights lawyer
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a U.N. conference on forced disappearances, accusing him of disseminating fake news.
Egyptian lawyer linked to slain Italian arrested in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — A rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested a lawyer who assisted the family of an Italian graduate student killed under suspicious circumstances during a police crackdown in Cairo.
Dublin-based Front Line Defenders says Tuesday that Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy was arrested at Cairo International Airport two days ago while traveling to Geneva for a U.N. meeting on enforced disappearances.
Italy OKs ambassador for Cairo, cites murder probe progress
ROME (AP) — Italy is letting its ambassador take up his post in Cairo, citing on Monday progress by Egypt in the investigation of the 2016 torture death of an Italian scholar that had weighed on diplomatic ties.
ROME (AP) — The family of an Italian graduate student tortured to death in Egypt is urging Pope Francis to seek information about the case during his upcoming visit to Cairo.
The parents of Giulio Regeni made the appeal Monday at the Italian Senate on the same day the Vatican released details of Francis' April 28-29 trip, which includes a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Video shows Italian who was tortured to death in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state television aired footage on Monday of an Italian student taken weeks before he was abducted and tortured to death, the first images of him involving the case to be made public.
The video of Cambridge graduate student Giulio Regeni was purportedly taken secretly by Mohammed Abdullah, head of an unofficial street vendors union. In it, Regeni explains in Arabic the applications process to obtain funding from a British institution he refers to as the "Egyptian center."
Italian experts to travel to Egypt to probe student’s death
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said on Sunday it has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago.
A statement by Egypt's chief prosecutor said the Italian experts would be accompanied by others from a "specialized" German company. Together, they will analyze the material in the hope of finding who is behind the disappearance of Giulio Regeni.
Egyptian adviser to murdered Italian student’s family freed
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has released from detention a rights activist who had worked as a legal consultant to the family of Italian student Giulio Regeni who was tortured to death in Cairo this year, defense lawyers said Sunday.
Ahmed Abdullah, head of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, an NGO, was arrested in April, ostensibly as part of a government crackdown on protesters campaigning against Egypt's intention to turn over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Prosecutor says Cairo police probed slain Italian researcher
ROME (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor has told Italian authorities Cairo police investigated an Italian researcher weeks before the young man was found tortured to death in the Egyptian capital, according to a statement Friday from both sides.