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Family and friends of Mariam Abdel-Salam organise march for justice in Nottingham

The Egyptian student died last week after sustaining injuries in an assault on 20 February

Ahram Online , Monday 19 Mar 2018
Family and friends of Mariam Abdel-Salam organise march for justice in Nottingham
Family and friends of Mariam Abdel-Salam organise march for justice in Nottingham
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The family and friends of Mariam Moustafa Abdel-Salam, as well as a number of members of the Egyptian community in the UK, are organising a march on Monday at 4 pm local time in the city of Nottingham, demanding that her killers be brought to justice, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Abdel-Salam, an 18-year-old Egyptian student at the Central College in Nottingham, died last week from injuries sustained in an attack by a group of women outside a shopping mall in London on 20 February.

Abdel-Salam held both Egyptian and Italian nationalities, according to her family, and sources have told Al-Ahram that the Egyptian and Italian embassies in London are planning to issue a joint statement on the assault.

Egypt's foreign ministry and the embassy in London have been following up on the incident since it took place, while Egypt's prosecutor-general and the immigration ministry are conducting their own investigations.

Immigration and Expatriates Minister Nabila Makram has said that Egypt will insist on obtaining justice for the victim.

Mariam's death has sparked anger at home, with Egyptian MPs criticising the British police for their conduct of the murder investigation and alleging that medical negligence led to her death.

The Egyptian government has said that the medical treatement provided to Abdel-Salam immediately after the attack raises questions. She was initially discharged and the later admitted to hospital again afte her condition deteriorated.

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