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Egypt clears police officers of Giulio Regeni murder

Italian authorities charged four Egyptian police personnel and gave them until today to present evidence in their defense.

The office of Egypt’s prosecutor general announced today it had cleared five police personnel of any suspicion of involvement in the 2016 murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo.

The announcement came just weeks after Italian prosecutors brought criminal charges against four Egyptian security personnel with ties to Egypt’s National Security Agency. Italian investigators gave the men — Maj. Gen. Tariq Ali Sabir, Col. Aser Mohamed Ibrahim, Maj. Magdi Ibrahim Abdelal Sherif and Captain Hesham Hemli — until Wednesday to present evidence in their defense.

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