Egypt prosecutors to review reported footage on Regeni's 'altercation'

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Mar 2016

Guilio Regeni
Circulated photo on Social Media of the Italian student Giulio Regeni

Giza prosecutors ordered on Monday the reviewing of surveillance camera footage taken near the Italian consulate in Cairo to determine the identity of a person who allegedly fought with slain Italian student Guilio Regeni one day before his disappearance, judicial sources told Ahram Online.

The prosecution earlier heard the testimony of witness Ahmed Fawzy, a civil engineer who said that he saw Regeni getting in what appeared to be a heated verbal dispute with an unidentified person next to the Italian consulate in Cairo's downtown.

According to the eyewitness, the person who was involved in the quarrel with Regeni seemed like he was familiar with the PhD student, who was found dead with torture signs on his body on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo early in February. 

No suspects have yet been identified.

Earlier on Monday, Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek met with the Italian Attorney General Giuseppe Buitoni to share with him the results of ongoing investigations into the death of Regeni.

Sadek and Buitoni released a joint statement affirming "the continuation and development of direct cooperation to stand on the facts of the case."

According to the statement, the Italian side has offered assistance to its Egyptian counterpart by providing any potentially helpful information.

Both sides agreed on holding a meeting soon between Egyptian police and Italian investigators in Rome.

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