Footage from where Cambridge academic was last seen is missing, say Italian prosecutors

The investigation into the torture and murder of Giulio Regeni, the Cambridge doctoral student who was killed in Cairo more than two years ago, faced another setback this week after prosecutors said video surveillance of the metro station where he was last seen contained unexplained gaps and no images of the Italian student.

Italian prosecutors leading the investigation said in a statement on Wednesday that “further investigations were needed to ascertain the causes” of the gaps in the surveillance footage from 25 January 2016. Italian authorities had demanded the surveillance tapes for more than two years from Egyptian authorities, who have been accused of stonewalling the investigation.

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