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Italy appoints new ambassador to Egypt

Italy recalled its ambassador following a meeting in Rome about Egyptian investigations into the torture and killing of PhD student Giulio Regeni in Egypt

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 May 2016
Italy appoints new ambassador Giampolo Cantini (Reuters)
Italy appoints new ambassador Giampolo Cantini (Reuters)
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Italy appointed Giampaolo Cantini as its new ambassador to Egypt, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday, official Italian news agency ANSA reported, a month after recalling the former ambassador over the torture and death of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni.

Former ambassador Maurizio Massari was recalled on 8 April following a two-day meeting in Rome 7-8 April where the Egyptian delegation submitted a 2000-page report to Italian chief prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone on the Egyptian investigation into the killing.

Italian officials had expressed skepticism about the lack of transparency in the investigations, calling for the truth about the case.

Egyptian police killed on 24 March four people they said were a gang who robbed foreigners and were involved in the killing of Regeni, in a shootout as they were arresting them.

Regeni was conducting research on trade unions before he went missing on January 25. His body was found with signs of torture on 3 February on the outskirts of the capital.


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