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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Regeni’s parents threaten to release “horrific torture” pictures

Parents of murdered Italian Cambridge student Giulio Regeni threatened to release “more than 250 photos of his horrifically tortured body,” according to The Telegraph. On Thursday we reported that they urged Italy and Europe to up the pressure on Egypt to uncover the truth about the murder. “We have a file of 266 photos which show what happened to Giulio, a real encyclopedia of how torture is practiced in Egypt … We don’t want to show them [publicly] because it would mean we had touched rock bottom, but he was a European citizen and the battle for the truth needs to be taken up by Europe,” Regeni’s mother said.

Meanwhile, senior Italian official Mario Giro on Friday accused Cambridge University for failing to cooperate in the investigation of Regeni’s murder. He accused the university of “not cooperating and seeking only to protect itself, represents a significant escalation in tensions between Italy and Cambridge, which has insisted it was doing everything it could to assist authorities in the investigation into the murder of one of its students,” according to the Guardian.

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