Elisabeth Kendall, Mistress of Girton College, unveils the plaque honouring Giulio Regeni.

Giulio Regeni was remembered during an event at Girton College, where a plaque was unveiled in his honour.

Giulio was a passionate researcher with a deep sense of justice.

Elisabeth Kendall, Mistress of Girton College

The plaque offers a space in which colleagues and friends of the Cambridge PhD student, who studied at Girton, can pay their respects.

Giulio, an experienced researcher, was conducting fieldwork when he was abducted from the streets of Cairo on 25 January 2016, and later found murdered on 3 February 2016. The plaque unveiling marks the 8-year anniversary of his death. No one has yet been convicted of the crime.

Court officials in Rome have charged four Egyptian security officials with Giulio’s abduction, torture and murder, and a trial is due to begin in February. The College and University continue to stand in support of Giulio’s family and friends, and with Amnesty International, in their tireless efforts to uncover the truth of what happened to Giulio.

Elisabeth Kendall, Mistress of Girton College, said: “The loss of Giulio continues to cast a dark shadow over all those who knew him. Giulio was a passionate researcher with a deep sense of justice who had his whole life ahead of him before it was cruelly ended in Cairo. Justice has yet to be done. We will never stop remembering Giulio.”

Every year the College marks the anniversary by flying the College flag to half-mast in memory on 25 January and then on 3 February.

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