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Tuesday, February 9th

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered ‘inhuman’ violence “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 cooperate with the criminal investigation. Rome prosecutors have opened a murder investigation into the death of Giulio Regeni, whose battered corpse was found near a highway outside Cairo nine days after he was reported missing in the Egyptian capital … Italian authorities strongly suspect Egyptian security forces interrogated Regeni to learn about the contacts he made as part of his research with the labor world and other activists, and tortured and killed him.” (Also: Egyptian President sparks outrage after driving along 4km red carpet to social housing project)

Associated Press