Body of slain Italian student flown from Cairo airport to Rome
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CAIRO: The body of slain Italian citizen found dead in Cairo this week was flown back to Rome from Cairo International Airport Saturday, Al Ahram reported, citing a statement from the Cairo International Airport Authority.

The dead body of Guilio Regeni, 28, was found Thursday in the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road after he was reportedly missing since Jan. 25. Initial investigations carried out by prosecution revealed sign of torture in Regeni’s body suggesting “a criminal act” behind his murder.

Egypt and Italy have issued investigation into killing of Regeni who reportedly disappeared when he was heading from Bhoos metro station in Giza to Bab el-Louk district in downtown.

Regeni is a Cambridge PhD student at Girton College in the department of Political and International Department, Cambridge news reported. He is a visiting scholar for the American University in Cairo. Egypt will issue forensic medicine report on his death in few days, Youm7 reported.

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