(ANSA) - Rome, July 7 - The son of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Mahmud, may have had a role as a secret service officer in the case of Giulio Regeni, the Italian student tortured and murdered in Cairo, newsweekly l'Espresso says in an exclusive to appear Friday. "It is hard to think that el-Sisi's son was not aware of Regeni's movements before he disappeared," write Brahim Maarad e Marco Pratellesi, adding that "some anonymous reports that arrived via RegeniLeaks, the protected platform created by l'Espresso to seek truth and justice on the Italian researcher, report disquieting details on the affair. Due to the delicacy of the subject, they are still being assessed by editors".
In another story on Regeni appearing tomorrow the two journalists explore the universe of "el-Sisi's torturers".
They say that "his closest friends, most trusted generals and highest-ranking members of the armed forces", coming from intelligence and security circles, "control Egypt".