Italian intelligence rules out links to Regeni

'Amazement and consternation' at press reports

(ANSA) - Rome, February 5 - Italian intelligence sources on Friday denied press reports of links between the intelligence services and Giulio Regeni, the Italian researcher murdered in Cairo. "All and any link by Giulio Regeni with Italian intelligence is to be categorically denied," they said. The sources said "indescribable falsehoods and exploitation" of the affair were to be "refuted with determination". The sources expressed "amazement and consternation" at the reports. Regeni, 28, was found dead in a ditch Wednesday night, his body bearing signs of torture. The Cambridge PhD researcher was working at the American University in Cairo and secretly freelancing with Rome daily il manifesto on the Egyptian trade union movement.
   

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