STRASBOURG, France:- The European Parliament on Thursday called on Egyptian authorities to cooperate in probing the "torture and assassination" of an Italian student in Cairo, while lamenting that it was "not an isolated case" in Egypt. saying it came within a context of deaths in custody in Egypt. Giulio Regeni, a Cambridge University PhD student who was researching Egyptian labour movements, disappeared on January 25 and his badly mutilated body was found a week later. MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of a resolution saying that the parliament in Strasbourg, France, "strongly condemns the torture and assassination under suspicious circumstances of EU citizen Giulio Regeni."–AFP

There were 588 votes for the resolution, 10 against and 59 abstentions.