Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian police in murdered student case

Rome investigates five security officials over the death of a Cambridge University student in 2016.
Giulio Regeni, file picImage copyrightAmnesty International
Image caption Regeni was murdered and his body found dumped on the outskirts of Cairo in February 2016

A public prosecutor in Rome has placed five Egyptian security officials under investigation over the disappearance of an Italian postgraduate student.

Giulio Regeni, who was studying at Cambridge University, had been doing research for his doctorate in Cairo when he went missing in January 2016.

His mutilated body was discovered nine days later on the city's outskirts.

The topic he was looking into - independent trade unions - is politically controversial within Egypt.

In January, a prosecutor in Rome said his research was the sole reason for his death, but no one has ever been arrested for it.

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