Film, talk and meeting: Truth for Giulio Regeni and human rights in Egypt
In January 2016, Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni went missing. His body was later found bearing marks of torture. This November sees three events in Cambridge with a particular focus on the continuing campaign for Truth for Giulio Regeni and human rights in Egypt.
On Thursday 2 November the documentary "9 days in Cairo - Torture and murder of Giulio Regeni" will be screened in King's College. Present will be Paula Regeni, mother of Giulio, as well as the film makers Carlo Bonini and Giuliano Foschini, reporters from La Repubblica. For more details and to register for the free event, please click here.
Academics, students and university campuses have recently become major targets for repression by authoritarian governments in Egypt and Turkey. As well as the murder of Giulio Regeni, hundreds of students and academics have been arrested, and in Turkey many have been forced out of their job. On Tuesday 7 November Egypt Solidarity Initiative and Academics for Peace are organising a public meeting bringing together academics from Egypt and Turkey with campaigners to discuss what we can do here in the UK to mobilise solidarity for our colleagues who are under threat. For more information and to register for this free event, please click here.
On Thursday 9 November award-winning journalist Jack Shenker, who was formerly the Guardian’s correspondent in Cairo, will read from his book ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’ and explore the state of Egypt today – including the struggle for accountability over Regeni’s murder, why the country’s autocratic rulers are weaker than they appear, and how western governments help to enable some of the worst forms of Egyptian state violence. For more information and to register for this free event, organised by the Amnesty International Cambridge City Group, please click here.
For a full listing of all the Cambridge City group's events, please visit http://amnestycambridgecity.eventbrite.co.uk/