CAIRO – Egypt's Foreign Ministry has expressed regret over the European Parliament's resolution calling for the suspension of cooperation with Cairo over the case of an Italian student who was believed tortured to death in Egypt.
Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said Friday the resolution was "unfair" and didn't "reflect the true state of affairs in Egypt, relying instead on baseless speculation and unsubstantial allegations."
Adopted Thursday, the resolution condemned the killing of researcher Giulio Regeni and said Egyptian security forces are suspected culprits. It demanded Egypt cooperate in the investigation. Regeni's body was found with torture marks nine days after he vanished on Jan. 25.
The resolution requested from Egypt "all the documents and information necessary to enable a swift, transparent and impartial joint investigation."