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Roman prosecutor requests charges for Egyptians accused in Regeni murder

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Analysis. The Rome prosecutor is asking for the indictment of four national security officers. But it is very likely that there will be no cooperation from the Egyptian side.

written by Eleonora Martini

Topic Middle East and North Africa

January 22, 2021

If one day Giulio Regeni ever gets justice, it will be due only to the work of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Rome, which has never let go, despite the fact that, in its battle against deception from the Egyptian side, it has certainly not gotten much support from Italian politics, nor by the successive governments, all too complacent with the regime of Al-Sisi.

Wednesday, almost five years after the kidnapping and murder of the researcher from Friuli, who disappeared in Cairo near his home on January 25, 2016 and was found dead on February 3, Prosecutor Michele Prestipino and Deputy Prosecutor Sergio Colaiocco, in charge of the case, requested the beginning of the trial of the four members of the Egyptian intelligence services which have been the subjects of the investigation that ended in December. General Tariq Sabir, Colonels........

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