Giulio Regeni

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Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo on September 18th. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

The Egypt that Ibrahim Halawa will leave within days after spending four years in prison is a military-run state where human rights are regularly brea(...)

  As prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni will represent a serious contrast with his predecessor.  Photographer: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Paolo Gentiloni, Italy’s newly appointed prime minister, is nothing if not a “safe pair of hands”. It is indicative that when commentators go lookin(...)

Italy’s newly elected prime minister Paolo Gentiloni: he represents a serious contrast with his predecessor. Photograph: Claudio Peri/EPA

Paolo Gentiloni, Italy’s newly appointed prime minister, is nothing if not a “safe pair of hands”. It is indicative that when commentators go looking (...)

People  rally outside  the Egyptian embassy in Rome in February seeking answers on  the death of Giulio Regeni, a young Italian researcher killed in  mysterious circumstances in Egypt a few weeks earlier. File photograph: Getty Images

The head of Egypt’s independent union of street vendors reported Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni to police a few weeks before he disappeared a(...)

An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done for Giulio Regeni during a demonstration protesting the government’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, last week. Photograph: Reuters

An Italian student who was tortured and murdered in Egypt had been detained by police and then transferred to a compound run by homeland security the(...)

A police officer in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15th. Public anger over allegations of police brutality has been bubbling over the past months, with several incidents spilling over into skirmishes and protests. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

A riot erupted in a Cairo suburb on Tuesday after a policeman shot three people after an argument over the price of a cup of tea, killing one of them,(...)

Renowned journalist Robert Fisk (right) delivered a lecture at UCD on Monday night, entitled Life after Isis. The event, hosted by the Philosophical and Law Societies in UCD,  was attended by the President, Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The EU is embarking on a misadventure in sending refugees to Turkey – a country which has a history of human rights abuses stretching from the Armenia(...)

Giulio Regeni’s tortured body was found in Cairo on February 3rd. Photograph: Egyptian Interior Ministry/EPA

Italy’s foreign minister has warned he is ready to take “proportional” action if Egypt does not speed up the pace of its investigation into the murder(...)

Murdered Italian researcher Giulio Regeni’s personal belongings which Egypt’s interior ministry has said were found at a gang member’s house. Photograph: Egyptian interior ministry via AP

Egypt has postponed a meeting in Rome at which a Cairo delegation was due to hand over evidence relating to the torture and murder of the Italian rese(...)

Italian student Giulio Regeni, who went missing on January 25th.  His death sparked diplomatic tensions and the Italian media pointed fingers at the Egyptian security forces. Photograph: Facebook

Members of a gang suspected of being linked to the murder of an Italian student whose torture and death sparked an international outcry over possible (...)

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