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Egypt's prosecution receives forensics report on slain Italian student Giulio Regeni

The country's forensic authority sent its report to the body investigating the death of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 13 Feb 2016
Giulio Regeni
Paola, the mother of Giulio Regeni, follows his coffin during his funeral service in Fiumicello, Northern Italy, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 (Photo: AP)

Egypt's Forensic Authority sent its report on slain Italian student Giulio Regeni to the general prosecution on Saturday.

Judge Shaaban El-Shamy, aide to Minister of Justice Ahmed El-Zend, said the report included photos from the autopsy.

Regeni, a PhD student, was found dead on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo on 4 February. 

The 28-year-old Cambridge University student was first reported missing on 25 January, according to his friends and relatives.

Regini's body showed signs of torture, Italian officials have said. 

Shortly after Regini's body was found, Egypt's prosecution said there were cigarette burns and other signs of torture on Regeni's body.

Two days following the discovery of Regini's body, the corpse was repatriated to his homeland upon Rome's request.

His funeral was held in his hometown of Fiumicino on Friday.

Late last week, Egypt's interior minister said in a press conference that the government "is waiting for the forensics authority’s report to determine whether (the victim) was tortured."

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