Egypt’s politics digest Oct. 27: Italian student’s murder in Egypt is “open wound” – Italy minister
An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done in the case of the recently murdered Italian student 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... REUTERS/STAFF/FILE PHOTO

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Italian student’s murder in Egypt is “open wound” – Italy minister

ROME, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The case of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was murdered inEgypt in February, is an “open wound” for Italy, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday.

Regeni, 28, had been studying in Cairo when he disappeared in late January. His body was found on the side of a road in the outskirts of the city a week later, showing signs of torture.

Italian and Egyptian prosecutors have met several times to exchange information relating to their investigations, and made a joint statement in September declaring a “common commitment” to bring to light what happened.

But Gentiloni said Italy was “not satisfied” with the outcome of the meetings.

“We got a few hopeful signals in September from the Egyptian judicial authorities, and the Rome prosecutor interpreted that as some willingness to collaborate,” the minister said during a meeting with students at Rome’s LUISS University.

The minister added it was “not by chance” that Rome had recalled its ambassador from Cairo in April.


Sisi hold a session on media with journalists in Sharm el Sheikh

President Abdel Fatah atl-Sisi will hold an interview with a number of Egyptian editors-in-chief and other journalists on Thursday afternoon, on the sideline of the first National Youth Conference, which opened on Tuesday in Sharm el Sheikh under the theme “Innovate  … Advance,” State’s owned news agency MENA reported.

The meeting will tackle the situation of the media people and the economic situation that Egypt suffers from.

Over the past two days, Sisi attended a number of sessions, hosted by the first National Youth Conference, on education, the youths’ political participation in the parliament, and on the monetary policy to address the economic reasons that led to the crisis in exchange rates, according to a statement from the Presidential Office.


Egypt part takes in Dhabi-held meeting of Global Coalition against Daesh

Egypt participated in a Dhabi-held meeting for the Global Coalition against Daesh Communication Working group, with participation of 30 countries, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a post on his Twitter account on Thursday.

U.S. President Barack Obama announced the formation of the coalition on Sept. 10, 2014 to defeat the militant Islamic State group in Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Abu Zeid and his accompanying delegation headed on Wednesday to the UAE to participate in the meetings that due to last for two days.


Ministerial committee finishes amendments to protest law: Minister

Egyptian Minister of Legal Affairs and the house of Representatives Magdi al-Agatti said that the ministerial committee, tasked to conduct amendments to the protest law, has drafted all amendments to this newly passed law.

He told Youm7 that  the committee will not send the amendments to the Cabinet for discussion until the High Constitutional Court says whether Articles 7,8,10, and 19 are constitutional or not.


Egypt arrests on 28 emigrants before illegally entering to Libya

Egyptian border guards have arrested 28 Egyptian unregistered emigrants before entering into Libyan territories at border crossing of Sallum, Youm7 reported on Thursday. The emigrants are from eight different governorates; they have been investigated.

Such arrests happen routinely at Egyptian borders, where security measures were intensified to curb the practice of illegal immigration. Border guards have also seized dozens of attempts to smuggle contraband and drugs.


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