Egypt says Italian student was not arrested before his death

February 15, 2016 10:03 AM

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CAIRO — Egypt is denying reports that an Italian doctoral student doing research in Cairo was arrested shortly before his death, saying that an investigation into Giulio Regeni’s killing continues with full Italian collaboration.

An Interior Ministry statement issued Monday says the outcome of the ongoing probe will be made public once there is “solid” information. The ministry oversees the police and security agencies.

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