Italy ups pressure over student murder as Egypt sends probe team to Rome

Protesters hold an Italian flag with photos of Giulio Regeni, during a demonstration in front of the Egypt's embassy in Rome, on February 25, 2016Italy has upped its pressure on Egypt over slain student Giulio Regeni, warning it would not accept a “fabricated” account of the Italian’s torture and murder from Egyptian prosecutors and police due in Rome on Wednesday. As Cairo confirmed the investigative team would fly to the Italian capital, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni warned of unspecified “proportionate” consequences if Rome’s demands for greater transparency on Regeni’s fate were not met. Regeni, 28, and a PhD candidate at Cambridge University, was found dead outside Cairo on February 3, his body bearing the signs of torture which an autopsy concluded had been inflicted over several days.

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