Regeni’s murder, no easy answers

06 February 2016

EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo comments on the heinous assassination of Giulio Regeni, an Italian researcher tortured and murdered in Cairo by unknown persons. Colombo elaborates on the complex internal situation of Egypt, characterized by terrorism, lack of security, and the attempt to preserve stability - not only at the expense of Islamists but of any kind of opposition. In this dramatic picture, Colombo says, everything is possible: as it is hard to think that the government would murder a European, he could have been mistaken for someone else. However, this would collide with the well-known efficiency of Egyptian secret services. The only thing to do for the moment, Colombo concludes, is avoid to draw hurried conclusions.

The article is in Italian and can be read here.