Cam­bridge don faces ques­tions over mur­der

The Daily Telegraph - - World news - By An­drea Vogt in Bologna

ITAL­IAN mag­is­trates prob­ing the mur­der of a Cam­bridge stu­dent in Cairo have been given the go-ahead by Bri­tish author­i­ties to in­ter­view his tu­tor.

Giulio Re­geni, 28, was car­ry­ing out re­search on Egypt’s in­de­pen­dent trade unions as part of his PHD at Gir­ton Col­lege when he dis­ap­peared on Jan 25 2016. His body was found dumped by the side of a road out­side Cairo two weeks later, amid sus­pi­cions that he had been kid­napped, tor­tured and killed by the Egyp­tian se­cu­rity forces.

Ital­ian mag­is­trates in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case have com­plained of lim­ited co­op­er­a­tion from Egyp­tian author­i­ties and Dr Maha Mah­fouz Ab­delrah­man, his tu­tor at the time, who had re­lo­cated to Eng­land from Egypt to lec­ture at the Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge.

A uni­ver­sity spokesper­son said: “Both the uni­ver­sity and Dr Ab­delrah­man are co-op­er­at­ing fully. We strongly re­ject any sug­ges­tion that Dr Ab­delrah­man has de­lib­er­ately post­poned or de­layed her tes­ti­mony.”

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