Speaking in Parliament MP Daniel Zeichner highlighted the horrific murder of Cambridge student Giulio Regeni who was stabbed, burned, beaten and mutilated in Egypt. 

In the debate Daniel said: “Giulio’s family and friends need answers. Italy wants answers. I’d suggest we all need answers.

Not only because this case was brutal, and because it was the first case, that we know about, of a foreign academic researcher working in Cairo being subjected to such sadism. But because it was not an isolated incident for the people of Egypt.

According to human rights organisations, the torture Giulio suffered is a matter of routine for those imprisoned by state security organisations in Egypt.”

Mr Zeichner then again called for the Government to explain what pressure they were bringing to bear on the Italian and Egyptian authorities.

In response the minister confirmed that the Government have raised the case with the Italian authorities and support the Italian and Egyptian efforts to investigate the tragedy “in full”. The minister also promised “to ask further questions” on his forthcoming visit to Egypt.

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