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Hannah Waddilove, a former colleague of Giulio Regeni and a doctoral candidate at the University of Warwick, has launched a petition asking for the UK government to ensure that a reliable investigation is conducted. She said that Mr Regeni’s close ties to the UK, where he studied for many years, were a good enough reason for the government to intervene.
The petition is circulating in the BISA Postgraduate Network (PGN) and has reached so far 6.867 signatures.
Here is the text and the link to sign it:
Giulio’s body was discovered in a ditch in Cairo on February 3, showing evidence of torture and slow death. He was in Egypt doing research for his PhD at the University of Cambridge. The UK government has a duty to ensure that a credible investigation of this extrajudicial killing is carried out.
At 10,000 signatures the government will respond to the petition.
At 100,000 signatures the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.