News

Egypt Executes Man For Throwing Children Off A Rooftop

Egypt Executes Man For Throwing Children Off A Rooftop

The accused.
The accused.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said it executed by hanging a man on Saturday, after he was handed a final death sentence for an incident involving throwing “children” off a rooftop.

Footage showing a man throwing a boy off a building on July 5, 2013 created an uproar following the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood after mass protests against his rule.

One of the youths thrown from the roof, Hamad Badr who had just turned 19, died in hospital.

This was at the height of tension caused by Morsi’s overthrow, which had only taken places two days before.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the execution comes in “implementation of judicial rulings, after all stages of litigation have been exhausted, deeming them final…”

Hamad Badr, 19, died in hospital after being ‘thrown off the roof’.

The man was tried alongside 62 other defendants accused of violence in Alexandria’s Sedi Gaber neighbourhood. He was sentenced to death in March, 2014, while the rest were handed lengthy prison terms.

In February, Egypt’s Court of Cassation turned down a request for retrial, effectively upholding all sentences and leaving no room for any further appeals.

boy

The execution is the first since the ouster of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, and is the first officially announced execution in recent years.

Violence erupted nationwide in July 2013 following Morsi’s military ouster, as his supporters protested calling for his reinstatement.

This article is by Aswat Masriya and was edited by Egyptian Streets

Egypt's Minister of Transportation Summoned After Deadly Accident Kills Four Children
Egypt's Tallest Building To Be Revealed

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Mohamed ‘Kesho’ Elsayed Wins Egypt’s Third Medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Egyptian Streets4 August 2021

Egypt Qualifies for Handball Semifinals at 2020 Tokyo Olympics after Defeating Germany

Nadine Khaled3 August 2021

Why Egypt is Moving to Plastic Money

Marina Makary2 August 2021

How to Get a COVID-19 ‘QR Code’ Vaccination Certificate in Egypt

Nadine Khaled1 August 2021

Egypt’s Misses Out on Football Tokyo 2020 Semifinals after Brazil Defeat

Nadine Khaled31 July 2021

Egypt Secures Tokyo 2020 Handball Quarterfinals Spot After Dominant Victory Over Sweden

Egyptian Streets30 July 2021

Egypt Qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Quarterfinals After Defeating Australia 2-0

Egyptian Streets28 July 2021

Amazon to Launch ‘Amazon.eg’ in Egypt in 2021

Egyptian Streets27 July 2021