One pebble after another, on a regular basis, for several months, Italian politicians have been throwing around the usual proposal. It’s time to send the ambassador back to Egypt. The last “appeal” was uttered by Nicola Latorre, President of the Defense Committee of the Senate and member of the Democratic Party.
Latorre shared his thoughts on the Regeni case with La Stampa newspaper: “Let’s send our ambassador back to Cairo and accept the Egyptian representative back in Rome. Actually, we should send a wider delegation, due to the critical issues to be addressed.”
So, in Latorre’s opinion, the presence of the ambassador is essential to resolve the question of Giulio Regeni, brutally tortured and killed in Egypt 15 months ago.
Nicola Fratoianni, of the Italian Left, calls it “a terrible gimmick, dictated by ingenuity or by other reasons that escape me, frankly.” Certainly the arrival of Cantini, appointed a year ago, goes against the will of the Regeni family, which has been fighting since February 2016 for Egypt to deliver the truth and for a serious commitment from Rome.