Italy unhappy with Egypt’s explanation of student’s death

The Italian government wants to send detectives to Cairo to help find the killers of Italian student Giulio Regeni.

Rome’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano says, Italy’s input in the probe is essential.

There has however been no response from Egyptian authorities so far.

The North African nation’s prosecutors detained four relatives linked to Regeni’s case.

Italy remains unconvinced that Egypt is doing enough in the search for justice, and is pushing for thorough investigations.

Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo on January 25. His body was found nine days later, showing signs of torture.

Egyptian authorities claimed last week that they had found and killed the culprits, four men who had posed as police officers and kidnapped foreigners. Four more suspects were detained late last week.

Just like the Italian government, many Egyptians are also not convinced, and neither is Regeni’s family.

Egypt already has allowed Italy’s chief prosecutor to come in. Italy now wants to send detectives, to question suspects and gather evidence.

Experts believe Cairo will agree to Italy’s demands as it wants to prove its own police have nothing to hide.

Some rights groups suspect security services may have been involved in Regeni’s death, an allegation Egpyt has denied.regeni

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