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Italian police raid the home of Regeni’s professor in Cambridge

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Report. Roman prosecutors questioned Maha Abdelrahman and seized her computer, phone and hard drives after she refused to continue cooperating with their investigation. But she is not a suspect.

written by Chiara Cruciati

Topic Italy


January 12, 2018

The team from the office of the Chief Prosecutor of Rome, having arrived in Cambridge on Tuesday, went to work on Wednesday. The first order of business was the questioning of Giulio Regeni’s thesis supervisor, Maha Abdelrahman, by assistant prosecutor Colaiocco, followed by an early morning search of her office and her home, which led to the seizure of documents, computers, phones, USB sticks and hard drives.

It was a surprising turn of events. The professor, considered to be a material witness and not under investigation, finally spoke to the prosecutors after a year and a half of unsuccessful attempts by the latter to arrange an interview. After an initial meeting at Regeni’s funeral in Fiumicello, Abdelrahman,........

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