Daniel Zeichner MP is calling on the Foreign Secretary to have urgent conversations with his Italian counterpart as an Italian investigation into the murder of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni is due to conclude on 4 December.


Giulio Regeni was a University of Cambridge PhD student who had travelled to Egypt to undertake research on the trade union movement in Cairo. On the evening of January 25th 2016, Giulio went missing. Nine days later, on the 3rd February 2016, Giulio’s body was found on the outskirts of Cairo with signs that severe torture had been inflicted on him.


The killers of the PhD student have never been brought to justice though evidence has suggested that the Egyptian authorities were responsible for the murder.


Magistrates in Rome have tied five suspects to the case using phone records and are now likely to request that an Egyptian national security agency official is brought to trial.


Daniel Zeichner MP who has long supported the “Truth for Giulio Regeni” campaign that Amnesty International spearheaded shortly after his body was discovered said: “I welcome the Italian probe and would like our government to offer support to our Italian partners and assist in bringing pressure to bear on the Egyptian authorities. Giulio’s friends, family and colleagues deserve to know the truth.”

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