Cambridge don faces questions over murder
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.”