Embassy protest highlights lack of progress in Giulio Regeni case

Campaigners from Amnesty International and UCU gathered at the Egyptian embassy in London on 23 September to highlight the lack of progress in finding the perpetrators of the January 2016 murder and torture of Cambridge University graduate student Giulio Regeni amid continuing attacks on human rights activists in Egypt. The protest follows on from a…

Lecturers’ union congress discusses Egypt crackdown

The issue of forced disappearances and other human rights violations was high on the agenda at the annual congress of lecturers’ union UCU, held in Brighton on 27-29 May. The union pledged to continue support for the Truth for Giulio / Justice for Egypt’s Disappeared campaign in a resolution, while delegates heard a report back…

Italian senator: government must resist pressure to return ambassador to Cairo seven months on from Giulio’s murder

by Carlotta Mingardi Seven months after the body of Giulio Regeni, the young Italian researcher from Cambridge, was found lifeless in Cairo, with evident signs of torture, Italian senator Luigi Manconi,  Amnesty Italy and Giulio’s parents are calling on the Italian government to resist pressure from Egypt to restore full diplomatic relations. Italian civil society has also…