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World Rome trial opens for 4 members of Egyptian security forces

13:11  14 october  2021
13:11  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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ROME (AP) — The trial of four high-ranking members of Egypt’s security forces started Thursday without the Egyptians on hand to face charges they were involved in the abduction, torture and killing in Cairo of an Italian doctoral student.

The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from left, mother Paola Deffendi, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio Regeni arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from left, mother Paola Deffendi, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio Regeni arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Lawyer Tranquillino Sarno, defender of Egyptian security forces official Mohammad Ibrahim Atar Kamel, arrives at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press Lawyer Tranquillino Sarno, defender of Egyptian security forces official Mohammad Ibrahim Atar Kamel, arrives at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Giulio Regeni’s parents and sister walked into the Rome courthouse without making a statement. The Italian government announced on the eve of the trial that it would join the trial's civil portion as an injured party in the case.

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The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from right, mother Paola Deffendi, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio Regeni arrive arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini, left, at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from right, mother Paola Deffendi, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio Regeni arrive arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini, left, at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

In December, Italian prosecutors formally put the four Egyptians under investigation for their alleged roles in the 2016 slaying of Regeni, and a judge ordered them to stand trial in May. It has always been expected that they would be tried in absentia.

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The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from left, mother Paola Deffendi, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio Regeni arrive at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from left, mother Paola Deffendi, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio Regeni arrive at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Regeni’s body was found on a highway days after he disappeared in the Egyptian capital on Jan. 25, 2016. He was in Cairo to research union activities among street vendors as part of his doctoral thesis.

The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from right, Giulio's sister Irene, mother Paola Deffendi, and father Claudio Regeni, arrive arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from right, Giulio's sister Irene, mother Paola Deffendi, and father Claudio Regeni, arrive arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

His mother has said his body was so mutilated by torture that she was only able to recognize the tip of his nose when she viewed it. Human rights activists have said the marks on his body resembled those resulting from widespread torture in Egyptian facilities.

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The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from left, father Claudio Regeni, mother Paola Deffendi, and Giulio's sister Irene, arrive at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from left, father Claudio Regeni, mother Paola Deffendi, and Giulio's sister Irene, arrive at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Egyptian authorities have alleged that the Cambridge University doctoral student fell victim to ordinary robbers.

Paola Regeni, mother of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, arrives at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press Paola Regeni, mother of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, arrives at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The case strained relations between Italy and Egypt, an ally for Rome in efforts to combat terrorism. At one point, Italy withdrew its ambassador to press for Egyptian cooperation in the investigation.

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Prosecutor Sergio Colaiocco arrives at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to preside over the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press Prosecutor Sergio Colaiocco arrives at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to preside over the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

On the eve of the trial, the president of Italy's lower chamber of deputies, Roberto Fico, sent his support to Regeni's parents “for their tenacity and their humanity."

The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from right, mother Paola Regeni, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini, fourth from right, at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) © Provided by Associated Press The family of slain Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, from right, mother Paola Regeni, Giulio's sister Irene, and father Claudio arrive with their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini, fourth from right, at the Rebibbia prison in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, to attend the first hearing of the trial for the death of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who disappeared for several days in January 2016 before his body was found on a desert highway north of the Egyptian capital. Italian prosecutors have formally put four high-ranking members of Egypt's security forces under investigation for their alleged roles in the slaying. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

“If we look back over the years, and think of the enormous effort it took to get here, to reconstruct a plot despite Egyptian misdirections and resistances of all kinds, we understand how important and full of meaning" the opening of the trial really is.

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Italian court tries Egyptian officers over student's murder .
Four Egyptian security officers went on trial in absentia in Rome Thursday for the brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo five years ago, with the initial hearing focused on whether the case should be thrown out. The officers stand accused of kidnapping, conspiracy to murder and grievous bodily harm in the case, which sparked outrage in Italy and has strained diplomatic relations with Egypt. Regeni's parents and sister wereThe officers stand accused of kidnapping, conspiracy to murder and grievous bodily harm in the case, which sparked outrage in Italy and has strained diplomatic relations with Egypt.

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