Egypt prosecution to brief media on outcome of joint meeting over Italian student
Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando, left, Giulio Regeni's parents, Paola Deffendi, center, and Claudio Regeni, stand near the hearse carrying the coffin of the slain doctoral student at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Regeni, 28, disappeared in Cairo on Jan. 25, the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising, a day when security forces were on high alert and on the streets in force to prevent any demonstrations or protests. His body, stabbed repeatedly and exhibiting cigarette burns and other signs of torture, was reported found on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
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CAIRO: Attorney-General Assistant Mostafa Suleiman, head of Egyptian team tasked to investigate the murder of Italian researcher Guilio Regeni, will hold a press conference Saturday afternoon over Italy’s decision to end  investigation cooperation and recalling its ambassador to Egypt, General Prosecution office announced in a statement.

The Conference will be held at 5:00 p.m. Cairo local time at headquarters of Attorney General Office downtown Cairo to clarify the outcome of the Egyptian team meetings with Italian prosecutors over the killing of Regeni.

Suleiman and the Egyptian team of interrogators have been in Rome for four days over the case; however, they returned back home Saturday after Italian authorities announced Friday boycotting investigative cooperation with Egypt and recalled its ambassador to Cairo Maurizio Massari.

On Tuesday, Gentiloni said in a speech at the Italian Parliament that in case Egyptian authority did not change its tack, his country “would take unspecified measures against Cairo,” Reuters reported.

Guilio Regeni, 28, was murdered in late January/early February and investigations revealed signs of torture on his body. In late March, the Egyptian Interior Ministry stated that police had killed four “gang members” reportedly involved in his killing; however, Regeni’s family has said it is not convinced of Egypt’s statements.

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