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Italian Student Was Killed For Investigating Egyptian Labor Unions, Prosecutor Says

An Italian prosecutor said Thursday that Cambridge postgraduate student Giulio Regeni, who was kidnapped and murdered in Cairo two years ago, was killed because of his research into Egypt’s independent labor unions, The Guardian reports. On the second anniversary of his disappearance, Italy’s main newspapers published an article written by Rome’s chief prosecutor, Giuseppe Pignatone, summarizing the results of a joint investigation with Egyptian authorities. In the article, Pignatone also said Regeni had been the target of Egyptian surveillance up until the day he vanished. Egyptian officials have repeatedly denied any involvement in the murder of Regeni, 28. Egyptian interior ministry…