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Italian experts to travel to Egypt to probe student's death

Egypt has agreed to Italy's request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago.

A statement Sunday by Egypt's chief prosecutor says the Italian experts would be accompanied by others from a "specialized" German company. It says, together, the experts will analyze the material in the hope of finding who is behind the disappearance of Giulio Regeni.

Regeni is known to have gone to the Dokki station on his way to visit a friend in Cairo last Jan. 25, the anniversary of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

His brutally tortured body was found nine days later by the side of a suburban Cairo road.