Italy: Egyptian cops stand trial in student’s murder

Source: CNN

“The trial of four senior members of Egypt’s security services started on Thursday in their absence, with the quartet facing charges over their alleged role in the disappearance and murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016. Italy hopes the trial will shed light on a killing that shocked the country and strained ties with Egypt, which has repeatedly denied that its officials had anything to do with Regeni’s brutal death. … Regeni disappeared in the Egyptian capital in January 2016. His body was found almost a week later and a post-mortem examination showed he had been extensively tortured before his death. … Italian prosecutors say Major Magdi Sharif, from Egypt’s General Intelligence, Major General Tarek Sabir, the former head of state security, police Colonel Hisham Helmy and Colonel Ather Kamal, a former head of investigations in Cairo city, were responsible for the ‘aggravated kidnapping’ of Regeni.” (10/14/21)

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/14/europe/egypt-officers-regeni-murder-italy-trial-intl/index.html