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Italian MP: Truth for Regeni is an ‘institutional duty’

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Interview. We spoke with Erasmo Palazzotto, the Italian deputy pushing for a parliamentary investigation into Giulio Regeni’s death. ‘The bill I am supporting aims to push the government and the parliament to take up a clear political position.’

written by Chiara Cruciati

Topic Middle East and North Africa

Also filed under interview


April 17, 2019

Three years and two months after the discovery of Giulio Regeni’s lifeless body next to the highway between Cairo and Alexandria, the demand for truth on the part of Rome has been reduced to nothing more than a rote platitude. On Tuesday at 10 a.m., the first hearings before the joint parliamentary Justice and Foreign Affairs Committees were held on a bill that calls for the establishment of a parliamentary committee of inquiry on Regeni’s murder. However, not one, but two bills have been put forward to this effect.

The first bill was introduced on May 28, 2018, an initiative spearheaded by Deputy Erasmo Palazzotto (Sinistra Italiana), explicitly calling for the establishment of the historical truth: “The death of Giulio Regeni tore open a gash, giving us a glimpse of a reality that we have been willing to ignore for far too long. We have the political and........

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