CCTV footage and recordings related to the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni included gaps and did not show the Cambridge scholar at all, who was found dead in 2016, the Egyptian and Italian prosecutions said in a joint statement.
Both countries said that the footage from security cameras at Cairo’s metro stations is “unhelpful” in the ongoing investigations.
The Italian and Egyptian authorities added that there are more meetings scheduled to continue following up on the investigation.
Regeni was a Cambridge scholar completing his research in Cairo for his PhD on the nature of political and economic developments, and particularly on the conditions of labour unions in Egypt. He disappeared on the fifth anniversary of the 25 January revolution, according to his friends.
On 3 February 2016, his body was found dumped on the side of a road outside Cairo, showing signs of physical torture, such as cigarette burns and bruises.
Bilateral relations between Egypt and Italy have strained over the murder. In April 2016, Italy decided to recall its ambassador to Egypt, for failing to provide substantial findings in the investigations, but later he returned in August 2017. In June 2016, the Italian side decided to cut military aid to Egypt.