After 28-year-old Italian student Giulio Regeni’s tortured body was found on a Cairo highway on February 3, outrage sparked worldwide.

The young student had arrived in Cairo in September to carry out field research regarding trade unions for his PhD at Cambridge University – he was a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo (AUC) during his time in Cairo. 

Regeni was last seen on January 25, the fifth anniversary of the revolution, in downtown Cairo.

A handful of AUC students organized a protest in response to what had happened. According to Aswat Masriya, the organizers said the event was both a stand “for Giulio Regeni” and “academic freedom”, as well as a stance against mounting state repression.

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Photo credits: Ayah Abo-Basha
*Information gathered from Egytptian Streets, Ahram Online, and Aswat Masriya

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