Egypt media: Facing European-Islamist conspiracy

Posted at 11:25 AM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-13 14:25:11-04

Some Egyptian media and lawmakers are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of bribing European Parliament members to adopt a resolution stating a "grave concern" that Egyptian authorities might be culprits in the torture and killing of an Italian graduate student in Egypt.

Lawmaker and Maj. Gen. Hamdy Bekheet told the el-Mehwar channel late Saturday that "the Muslim Brotherhood pays all these people in Europe ... they have influence over all these people."

Twenty eight-year-old Giulio Regeni's body was found with torture marks nine days after he vanished in Cairo on Jan. 25.

Adopted Thursday, the resolution stated the European Parliament is concerned the case "is not an isolated incident, but that it occurred within a context of torture, death in custody and enforced disappearances across Egypt in recent years."