Will Italy’s charges against Egypt shed light on state-run disappearances?

Nearly five years later, the Italian public prosecution is officially charging four officers from Egypt’s security services, including a general, in the “aggravated kidnapping”, torture and murder of Giulio Regeni. The Italian doctoral student from Cambridge University graduate student was researching trade unions in Egypt when he was found killed in 2016. Will this have any impact on the institutionalised culture of disappearances in the country?


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