ROME. “In the next few hours, a delegation from the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the death of Giulio Regeni will be on a mission to Cambridge.” This was announced by the commission working to shed light on the death of the young Friulian researcher in 2016 in Egypt. The delegation, which will include the president of the commission Erasmo Palazzotto, will travel to the English city to hold the hearings of some representatives of the University of Cambridge on the spot. As part of the commission’s investigation activities aimed at ascertaining the truth about Giulio Regeni’s death, the Bureau considered these hearings to be of “absolute importance”.
Objective data Then next Thursday the parliamentary commission of inquiry into the death of Giulio Regeni will hold the hearing of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, at 4.30 pm. Giulio Regeni died from the torture inflicted on him over the course of a week, the former Rome prosecutor, Giuseppe Pignatone said in recent days in the hearing that took place before the commission on the death of the young researcher in Egypt. . «The first block of objective data that helped, for example, to dismantle and deny the so-called hypothesis of the minibus occurred with the autopsy because, as the commission knows, the one made by the Egyptian authorities was of fairly generic conclusions. The autopsy, despite some parts of the body having been removed, made by a real specialist appointed by the Rome prosecutor with the resources of technology, described a picture of Giulio Regeni’s death as a result of prolonged torture for a week, which were incompatible with the thesis of the gang of robbers or swindlers. That is the first objective element ».
“Another important thing – added Pignatone – was the role of the family and the world of organizations and associations that have supported and have been close to the family because there is no doubt that it has exercised both on the Italian government, but for the ‘Italy which is a democratic country, that is, it falls within the constitutional rules, both at the level of world public opinion, a significant pressure that at certain moments was decisive for some steps. At least this was our feeling from Rome ».
«The collaboration between the Egyptian and Italian authorities at the judicial level has had, in my opinion, a fluctuating trend. I believe that it is right to acknowledge that there has been an effective collaboration, not in the sense that everything that could be given or asked for has been given – pointed out Pignatone-. It appears in the documents that the letters rogatory were fulfilled only in part or with a very long delay. For example, before having the telephone records and cell traffic in some areas there were dozens of emails, phone calls ». The former prosecutor of Rome concluded: «We could never have reached the point where we have arrived if Egypt had not transmitted some papers. Some of these had been requested by us, other dates of initiative because we could not know that there was, for example, the video of the conversation between the head of the union and Giulio Regeni ».