Egyptian Chronicles: RIP Giulio Regeni

Thursday, February 4, 2016

RIP Giulio Regeni

Italian student Giulio Regeni has been found after all and unfortunately, he was not found alive.
Last night, the Italian media announced that the body of the late 28 years old Cambridge University PhD student was found in the outskirts of Giza according to the Italian embassy in Cairo.
Giulio Regeni
Giulio Regeni 
There had been no confirmation yet and friends of Regeni asked the Press to wait till there was an official announcement and his family would confirm it.
The Regenis are already in Cairo
Later, Reuters spread the news quoting the Italian foreign ministry itself. The Italians were waiting for the official confirmation of the Egyptian authorities.
More grim details began to emerge in the following hours unofficially.
Reuters reported that the body of Giulio was found with traces of torture.
The report added that he was found semi-naked in the Cairo-Alexandria desert road in the outskirts of Giza.
According to his friends, he was last seen on 25 January when he headed from his home in Dokki to take the Metro near Cairo University heading to Downtown Cairo near the old AUC Campus in Tahrir square !!
What brought him to the Cairo-Alexandria desert road !!?
Giulio Regeni who spoke Arabic fluently was a PhD student and his research was about the trade unions in Egypt and its role after the January revolution and the ouster of Mubarak.
Only at 10 AM, the Giza security directorate announced in the Egyptian media hat body of the late Cambridge student was found at the Cairo-Alexandria desert road and that it was transferred to Zanihom morgue in Cairo.
Then in early statements, we found out the head of Giza security directorate saying that  there was no criminal intent in Giulio's death and that he died after a hit and run accident !!!!!!!!
Police General Khaled Shalaby also added that there were no traces of torture on the young man's body !!

Just right now AP quoted Giza's prosecutor declaring that Giulio was tortured in an extremely brutal way.

At the same time, we read that the Italian minister of economic development Federica Guidi cancelled her current visit to Cairo and returned back to Rome.
Some speculate that the decision of Guidi has something to do with Regeni.
The Egyptian ambassador has been summoned by the Italian ministry of foreign affairs and Italy wants to participate in the investigations.
I do not have any scenario in my mind about this awful crime and who really stands behind it because it does not make any sense.
Well, awful crimes do not make any sense after all.
My deepest condolences to Giulio Regeni's family and friends. May he rest in peace.
I do not know what to say for real.
Update :
Pro-25 January Egyptian youth are organizing event on Saturday to put flowers asan act of respect to Regeni and his family at the Italian embassy next Saturday. 

2 comments :

  1. Thank you for the update on this young man, and my deepest sympathies to his family and friends in Egypt and elsewhere. Please keep us up to date on this one, if they find an affiation with ISIS group in any way to explain why this horrendous crime happened, or if it was just local hatreds. So sad to hear this latest AP report.

    Debra

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  2. we are not amurder and we will discover whow did this crime and kill him at time
    #mohamed yehia
    egyptien man

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