For Giulio Regeni (1988–2016)

As activists and trade unionists, we are appalled and saddened by the cruel murder in Cairo of Giulio Regeni, a Cambridge doctoral student working on Egyptian labour organization. His body, marked by torture, was found nine days after he disappeared with many Egyptian citizens on 25 January, during a crackdown on the fifth anniversary of the country's revolution.

We support the international call by Mr Regeni's academic peers (see their open letter in the Guardian, 8 February) that the Egyptian authorities should

co-operate with an independent and impartial investigation into all instances of forced disappearances, cases of torture and deaths in detention during January and February 2016, alongside any ongoing investigations by criminal prosecutors into Giulio's death, in order that those responsible for these crimes can be identified and brought to justice.

We also support a petition calling for the British government to ensure an investigation of Mr Regeni's death.

We offer our condolences to Giulio Regeni's family, friends, and colleagues.

Cambridge People's Assembly

5 March 2016

The Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge has published an obituary of Giulio Regeni, together with memories from his colleagues.

The National Union of Journalists has published a tribute to Mr Regeni, after he was remembered at the meeting of the Cambridge and District Trades Council on 17 February.

[Edited on 22 April 2016.]

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