EGYPY: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
July 4, 2022:
An Egyptian court on 28 June 2022 sentenced to death a man after finding him guilty of murdering Nayera Ashraf, a fellow university student who refused his advances. (Sources: Middle East Eye, 28/06/2022)
Ashraf was beaten and stabbed multiple times in broad daylight last week in front of shocked onlookers by a male student whose marriage proposal she had rejected, according to a prosecution statement.
The family of the slain young woman welcomed the verdict announced by the Mansoura Criminal Court, according to the semi-official Cairo 24 website.
A judge said that Mohamed Adel, the convicted killer, was sentenced to death and that the case is now with the Grand Mufti to issue his non-binding opinion on the ruling.
The trial had begun on 26 June after a video went viral appearing to show the 21-year-old victim being stabbed by a fellow student outside Mansoura University.
Footage of the incident showed the assailant being later restrained by bystanders and arrested by the police, local media reported.
Ashraf had previously reported the alleged perpetrator to the authorities, fearing that he would attack her, according to her father and witnesses.
Adel confessed to the murder.