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Video: Egypt's State TV Airs Footage of Giulio Regeni Weeks Before His Murder

The video was secretly taken by the head of an unofficial Cairo street vendors's union, who later reported Regeni to the police.

Staff Writer

Video: Egypt's State TV Airs Footage of Giulio Regeni Weeks Before His Murder

Egypt's state TV aired, on Monday, footage of slain Italian student Giulio Regeni speaking to Mohammed Abdullah, the head of an unofficial Cairo street vendors' union.

The Italian PhD student was found dead, with signs of torture on his body, outside of Cairo almost a year ago, just a few weeks after the video was taken. The incident caused a diplomatic crisis between Egypt and Italy, which highly suspects he was murdered by Egyptian security forces.

In the video, Abdullah is seen asking Regeni for money to pay for his wife's cancer treatment, which the latter refuses, promising instead to help Abdullah apply for a UK grant or workshop worth 10,000 Pounds. "This money is not mine, I can't just give it away for personal use, I'm an Academic," Regeni explains to Abdullah.The video, which, according to the Washington Post was heavily edited, comes less than a day after Egyptian prosecutor Nabil Sadik granted Rome access to CCTV footage, which could reveal the circumstances surrounding Regeni's murder.

Egyptian officials strongly deny international accusations of potential involvement by Egyptian security forces in the Italian national's murder.

 

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