Regeni's mother: "Giulio example of how the social elevator still works"
«Giulio's interest was in workers and the economy, but not the economy of numbers but the lives of people: Giulio Regeni felt Italian and European. He was a living example of how the social elevator still works, we are a very normal family, what he did he did because he studied. But Egypt is a dictatorship that kills his children. That's not what they're telling us." Thus Giulio Regeni's mother Paola Deffendi, connected to the Rimini CGIL Congress, together with Claudio Regeni, her father, and the civil lawyer Alessandra Ballerini.