Anger as Italy presses Egypt over student’s slaying

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ROME: Italy demanded Monday that Egypt help ensure the killers of an Italian student are brought to justice, as Cairo rejected charges that the security forces were involved. Rome said it would not allow the fate of Giulio Regeni to be brushed under the carpet as anger mounted over the Cambridge University student’s torture and killing in Cairo. With the media publishing gruesome details of Regeni’s treatment and pointing the finger at Egyptian security services, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was under pressure to authorize a state funeral for the slain 28-year-old. Regeni disappeared on January 25 and was found dead on February 3. An Italian autopsy carried out following his corpse’s repatriation at the weekend concluded that he was killed by a violent blow to the base of his skull having already suffered multiple fractures all over his body.

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