Egypt charges lawyer investigating Italian student's murder

Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy, who was looking into forced disappearance of Giulio Regeni in 2016, secretly arrested in Cairo

A lawyer investigating the murder of an Italian student in Egypt is facing prosecution and up to five years in prison after being forcibly disappeared at Cairo airport.

Ebrahim Metwally Hegazy disappeared on Sunday while travelling to a session of the UN working group on enforced or involuntary disappearances in Geneva.

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