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Giulio Regeni’s research on trade unions in Egypt was not unusual or subversive | Letters

Alexander Stille’s article concerning the death of Giulio Regeni (Chronicle of a disappearance, 4 October) was informative and well judged. As one who provided Giulio with some guidance and contacts early in his research, can I confirm two points? The first is that there was nothing unusual or subversive about his research. I have been involved with similar research on trade union organisation in many countries over 40 years, and Giulio’s method of interviews and observation was in an honourable tradition going back over a century to the Webbs.
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