News

Egypt’s Security Forces Kill Five ’Suspected of Involvement in Death of Italian Student’

Egypt’s Security Forces Kill Five ’Suspected of Involvement in Death of Italian Student’

FotorCreated

Egyptian security forces targeted on Thursday a group of five men suspected of being responsible for the disappearances and killings of foreign residents, including Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni, who went missing on the fifth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry claimed that, as the police attempted to arrest the “gang members” – whom authorities claim have been impersonating police officers – in New Cairo, an exchange of fire transpired between the two sides.

Although the ministry statement did not name Giulio Regeni, sources within Egypt’s security sector speaking to privately-owned Tahrir newspaper said that the group that was targeted was suspected of being involved in the murder of the Italian student.

According to the security source, evidence found at the scene of the raid suggested their connection with a number of disappearances of foreigners and tourists, including Regeni.

Based on the wounds on his body, many have suspected that Egypt’s security forces are responsible for killing and abducting Regeni over his research on independent trade unions in the country.

Italian authorities demanded an independent investigation while Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has vowed to “get to the truth” of the case.

Human Rights Groups Lambast Egypt Over Civil Society Crackdown
Cairo Court Upholds Release of 'Anti-Torture T-Shirt' Detainee Mahmoud Mohamed on Bail

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Shubra District Head Suspended After Deadly House Collapse

Nour EltiganiSeptember 23, 2018

Egypt Appeals Court Releases Mubarak Sons, Dismisses Judge

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 22, 2018

EU Looks to Egypt for Help With Mediterranean Migration

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 21, 2018

Egypt to Receive 56,000 Tank rounds as Part of $99 Mn Arms Deal with US

Taha Mahmoud SakrSeptember 19, 2018

Egypt Planning to Establish Anti-Cancer Drug Factory

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 18, 2018

Sandstone Sphinx Statue Discovered in Kom Ombo

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018

UN Adopts Egyptian Resolution On Preventing Sexual Abuse

Mirna AbdulaalSeptember 16, 2018

Egypt Seeks to Penalize Water Misuse

Sara AhmedSeptember 16, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.