Italy, Egypt prosecutors to meet on Regeni in Rome

Meeting slated for September 8 and 9

(ANSA) - Rome, August 29 - Egyptian and Italian prosecutors investigating the torture and murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo earlier this year are slated to meet in Rome on September 8 and 9, officials said Monday.
    The meeting is being held on request of the Rome prosecutor's office, which is conducting the Italian side of the investigation.
    Prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone and Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Ahmed Sadek will attend what will be the third such meeting since the beaten, stabbed, burned, mutilated and partially unclothed body of Regeni, 28, was found dumped in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo on February 3, a week after his disappearance on the night of January 25.
    An autopsy subsequently revealed he had been tortured for days, and that someone ultimately killed him by snapping his neck. Egypt has offered up a number of explanations for the young man's condition and his death - including a gay lovers' quarrel, a car crash, and a kidnapping for ransom gone wrong - none of which Italy has found convincing.
    The first meeting between prosecutors and investigators from both countries took place March 14 in the Egyptian capital, and the second took place April 7 in Rome.