Egypt's prosecution receives mobile tracking report of slain Italian student Regeni

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Sunday 14 Feb 2016

By tracking Regeni's phone, the prosecution knew that he was around his home in Dokki shortly before he disappeared

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

Egypt's general prosecution received mobile tracking reports showing that slain Italian student Giulio Regeni's last phone call was with his Italian friend "Genaro" and that it lasted for 20 minutes, a judicial source told Ahram Online on Sunday.

The report, the source added, showed that the 28-year-old PhD student's last phone call was at 7:20 pm local time on 25 January and was made while he was close to his home in Giza's Dokki district in Greater Cairo. 

It is not known yet where the slain student's phone currently is.

The prosecution has received all the phone call information from an Egyptian mobile company.

Meanwhile, Regeni's phone records were matched with what the Italian national Genaro said in his statement to the head of prosecution Hossam Nassar.

Genaro told the prosecution that during the phone call they both said that they would meet in Bab El-Louq neighbourhood in downtown Cairo to go together to a mutual friend's birthday party.

However, Genaro said that he waited for a prolonged period of time for Regini and tried to call him several times but his phone was off. 

Shortly after Regini's body was found on 3 February, Egypt's prosecution said there were cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body.

Italian officials also said that Regini's body showed signs of torture.

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


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