Italy: Student Suffered 'Inhuman, Animal-Like' Violence
Second autopsy shows Giulio Regeni brutally murdered in Egypt
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 7, 2016 7:36 AM CST
An Egyptian policeman stands guard during a candlelight vigil for slain Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in front of the Italian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Regeni disappeared...   (Amr Nabil)
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(Newser) – An Italian minister says a second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence. Official results, still partial, are being relayed to Rome prosecutors who are investigating Giulio Regeni's death as a murder, reports the AP. Italian media, reporting on the autopsy completed Saturday night after the body arrived in Rome, say coroners have concluded that Regeni's neck was twisted or struck, breaking a vertebra and leaving him unable to breathe.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Sunday on TV that he saw the autopsy results and Regeni suffered "something inhuman, animal-like, an unacceptable violence." Italy's ambassador in Cairo has said Regeni had been badly beaten and showed torture marks. Alfano said it's in Egypt's interest to cooperate in the investigation.
 

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