News

Egypt Executes Two Men for Killing Woman in Maadi

Egypt Executes Two Men for Killing Woman in Maadi

Maryam Mohamed.

After 20 months since the court ruling, the death sentence was carried out on Thursday, August 11, for two men who were found guilty of the killing of a 24-year-old woman, Maryam Mohamed, in Cairo’s Maadi.

The death sentence was carried out after the rejection of the appeal submitted to the Court of Cassation, a source revealed to local media. 

In October 2020, Maryam Mohamed was killed while crossing the street after the two defendants in a traveling car attempted to steal her handbag, dragging her body along the road as they drove past. A firearm and another weapon were also found in the possession of the defendants when they were arrested.

A statement released by the Egyptian Public Prosecution revealed that a third man was charged with assisting the two defendants by providing them with his vehicle for the purposes of carrying out the crime.

The news comes two days after another case of femicide. Twenty-year-old Salma Bahgat was deliberately stabbed to death on Tuesday by suspect Islam Mohamed in front of a Zagazig courthouse. Meanwhile, earlier this year,  21-year-old Nayera Ashraf was attacked with a knife outside Mansoura University by Mohamed Adel, who is also a university student at the same institution.

Nehad Aboul Komsan, senior feminist lawyer, stated that the recurring cases of femicide are not regular or random incidents, and that there is a clear link between the cases. She called for the parliament to take serious steps against public figures and controversial sheikhs that justify the killings of these girls.

In other videos, she also called for the Public Prosecution to take action against preacher Mabrouk Attia for inciting violence against girls, after he said that girls need to be “fully covered” if they want to feel safe in the streets.

The National Council for Women (NCW) submitted a report to the Public Prosecutor denouncing Mabrouk Attia, and added that it will take legal action.

Egypt's Long-Serving Minister Nabila Makram Replaced in Cabinet Reshuffle
El-Tahrir’s Mugamma to Transform into ‘World Class’ Hotel

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Ready to Send Aid to Turkey, Syria Following Deadly Earthquakes

Amina Abdel-Halim6 February 2023

1,300+ Dead in Turkey, Syria After Deadly Earthquake

Egyptian Streets6 February 2023

The Talgo Makes its First Trip Across Egypt

Mona Abdou6 February 2023

Egypt’s Al-Ahly to Face Spanish Giants Real Madrid in FIFA Club World Cup Semi-Finals

Amina Zaineldine5 February 2023

World Youth Forum Redirects 5th Edition Budget to Development Initiatives

Farah Rafik5 February 2023

Sudan and Israel to Revive “Full Diplomatic Ties” in Normalisation Agreement

Mona Abdou3 February 2023

Cairo Charity Hospital Catches Fire, Kills 3 and Injures 32

Mona Abdou2 February 2023

4 Egyptian Restaurants Make it to MENA’s Top 50

Mona Abdou1 February 2023