Launching of the new book "GIULIO FA COSE"

On July 21, 2020, a Facebook live broadcast organized by the MEP Pierfrancesco Majorino presented the book "Giulio fa cose", written by Giulio Regeni's parents after the death of his son.

The book describes Giulio's ability, even after his death, to "do things", to move people, to create relationships, but above all to fight for the ideals of justice and truth.

In addition to the parents, Paola and Claudio Regeni, Alessandra Ballerini, a lawyer for human rights, attended the meeting, who personally followed the story, alongside the Regeni family, Maria Arena, current president of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament, Pier Francesco Majorino MEP of the S&D Group and Antonio Panzeri President of the Association against Impunity and Transitional Justice and former president of the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament.

It was Antonio Panzeri himself who introduced the issue of human rights, opening the speech with the symbolic expression "We need to put this issue of human rights back in the spotlight", then continuing with a focus on the period just passed, characterised by the Covid-19 pandemic, which was for many people a justification for once again taking sides against human rights defenders. Finally Mr. Panzeri declared his expectations towards the EU, which in his opinion in situations like these must support and assist Member States as the human rights violations committed by Egypt (in the specific case of Giulio), concern not only an Italian but also a European citizen. After all, the thirst for justice must be a European commitment.

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