Egyptian authorities are critical of Italy’s insistence on following up the murder case of Giulio Regeni. Considering that Regeni was but an average citizen, and Italy has millions like him, Egypt has decided to ignore the country’s request for a serious investigation into the suspects.
The Minister of Interior said that Italy’s reaction is greatly exaggerated. “As we are yet to see anyone achieve immortality on earth, Italy has to come to terms with the fact that everyone dies eventually. Whether we’re killed in a car accident, by disease, a poisoned bowl of spaghetti, gruesome tortures, stabbing, flogging, or aging, is up to God.”
He also called on the Italians not to embarrass Egyptian authorities. “We will not hold any police officer responsible for killing a normal citizen. Such a move would set a dangerous precedent and open the floodgates for similar cases. This would threaten the security and safety of our police and be a serious blow to the prestige and freedom associated with the badge.”
Italian officials should be thankful Regeni died the way he did, according to the minister. “They were fortunate to rid themselves of this insufferable researcher on foreign soil. It relieved them of having to use their own police resources to surveil, kidnap, and assassinate him, and of having their reputation dragged through the mud in front of the international community for taking action.”