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Monday, 19 June 2017

Egypt rejects Italian prosecutors’ request to attend questioning of police officers who investigated Regeni before his death

Egypt rejected Italian prosecutors’ request to attend the questioning of the seven police officers who had investigated Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni prior to his death, Italian news website Ansa reports. The Egyptian government said that laws prohibit the presence of foreign officials during such legal proceedings and instead sent Italy a report summarizing the policemen’s testimonies. “Italian magistrates are hoping for a third tranche of documents, starting with questioning of the national security chief who investigated Regeni a few days before his disappearance,” the news agency says.

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