An Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of the National Election Authority, in Cairo on January 24, 2018. / AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED
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An Italian prosecutor said Thursday that graduate student Giulio Regeni, who was kidnapped and murdered in Cairo two years ago, was killed due to his research into Egypt's independent labor unions.In the article, Pignatone also said Regeni had been the target of Egyptian surveillance up until the day he vanished.Egyptian officials have repeatedly denied any involvement in Regeni's murder and Egyptian Interior Ministry officials were not immediately available on Thursday for comment on Pignatone's remarks.
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