25th January 2016

Giulio Regeni goes missing on the way to a friend’s birthday party, in a bar near Tahrir Square.

3rd February 2016

Regeni’s body is found by the side of the Alexandria Highway.

4th February 2016

Egyptian investigators claim Regeni was killed in a road accident.

24th March 2016

Egyptian state media reports that the police had found a gang responsible for the murder.

June 2016

The University of Cambridge issues a statement saying it is “fully committed” to finding the truth, after criticism from an Italian minister.

August 2016

Then-Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attacks Cambridge for alleged “inexplicable” cooperation with the investigation.

September 2016

The Egyptian National Security Agency admits that Regeni had been under surveillance prior to his death.

September 2017

A lawyer representing Regeni’s family, Ibrahim Metwaly, is arrested by Egyptian police while en-route to Geneva to address a UN conference on disappeared peoples in Egypt.

2nd November 2017

Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica publishes a piece accusing Cambridge University of not cooperating with the investigation into the murder.

January 2018

Regeni’s Cambridge supervisor, Maha Abdelrahman, has her computer and mobile phone seized.

17th January 2018

Cambridge vice-chancellor Stephen Toope issues a statement in defence of Abdelrahman, saying the accusations in the Italian press were “damaging and potentially dangerous”.

25th January 2018

Italian prosecutors confirm, as a result of their investigations, that Regeni was killed as a result of his research into independent trade unions.