Italian-Egyptian team to issue joint statement on Regeni murder Fri
Paola Regeni (R), mother of Giulio Regeni, the Italian student murdered in Egypt, looks on during a news conference at the upper house of the parliament in Rome, Italy, 29 March, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

CAIRO: Italian and Egyptian prosecutors commenced on Friday the second round of meetings to review the latter’s probe over the brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Friday’s meeting is the last after which prosecutors from the two countries will issue a joint statement on the incident.

A five-member Egyptian team, comprised of two judges and three police officers, has traveled to Rome and reviewed with Italian prosecutors Thursday the progress of an investigation into Regeni’s torture and murder.

The visit came after Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni threatened to impose “immediate and proportionate” measures against Egypt if it does not cooperate in uncovering the truth behind Regeni’s murder.

During the Thursday meeting, the Egyptian team handed over a 2,000-page report with testimonies from 200 people regarding the probe, according to ANSA.

The meetings are being held at a police academy in Rome and attended by Italian top prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone.

Regeni, 28, disappeared on 25 January before his body, with signs of torture, was found a week later.

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