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Regeni probe accelerates, first suspects soon

Egyptian cops and spies ID'd by ROS and SCO units

(ANSA) - Rome, November 28 - A Rome probe into the torture and murder in Cairo of Italian research student Giulio Regeni has accelerated and the first suspects will be probed soon, sources said Wednesday.
    Regeni, 28, disappeared in Cairo on January 25, 2016, the heavily policed fifth anniversary of the uprising that felled former strongman Hosni Mubarak, and his mutilated body was found in a ditch on the road to Alexandria on February 3.
    Speaking after the latest and 10th meeting between Egyptian and Roman investigators this week, the sources said Italian prosecutors plan on citing Egyptian police and secret service agents who were recently identified by Italian special police units ROS and SCO.
    Regeni, from the northern Friuli region, was researching Egyptian street sellers' unions for Cambridge University, a politically sensitive issue.
    The head of the Cairo street sellers' union said he fingered Regeni to scurity services as a spy.


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