Why an Italian student’s murder in Egypt could spell big trouble for the Sissi regime

Source: Brookings Institute
Author(s): Sarah Yerkes

Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2016/02/23/why-an-italian-students-murder-in-egypt-could-spell-big-trouble-for-the-sissi-regime/

Over the course of my career, I have watched Egypt’s transformation from an authoritarian state to a revolutionary one and back again. But last month’s murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni (with some pointing fingers at Egyptian security forces) illuminates that today’s Egypt is even less safe, less free, and less tolerant than it was under Hosni Mubarak—an impressive feat. The disintegration in Egypt’s security environment could haunt the country and its leaders, as it will only push international travelers and researchers further from its shores…

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