Egypt: Memorial held for Cambridge student found dead in Cairo

A memorial was held for Italian student Guilio Regeni at the Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Cairo on Saturday. The PhD student, who was a graduate of Cambridge University, disappeared five weeks ago. His dead body was later found having suffered from extensive torture.
Egypt's Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou attended the memorial and announced that "action must be taken" against those responsible for his murder. Commenting on the ongoing investigation into Regeni's murder, Zaazou said that for the sake of the Egyptian and Italian people the perpetrators must be found "quickly."
Regeni, who was researching Egypt's independent trade unions at Cambridge University disappeared on 25 January. His mutilated body was found nine days later on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, covered in bruises, broken ribs, signs of electrocution, and cigarette burns. His disappearance coincided with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, when police were out in force across the capital. A post-mortem examination showed that he was tortured and interrogated prior to being killed.