A criminal court in Ismailiya sentenced a-28-year-old man to death over the rape of a woman in front of her husband in a crime committed in October 2020.
The court also sentenced three other men to 10 years in prison for aiding the main defendant in his crime.
The crime took place when the 25-year-old victim and her 27-year-old husband, who work in collecting and trading garbage, went searching for their motorcycle at a cemetery in Ismailiya after its disappearance.
While searching for the motorcycle, the couple were attacked by four men wielding bladed weapons, three of which attacked the husband while the fourth raped his wife in front of him.
The penalty of rape in Egypt is usually a life sentence in prison, however, in the event of the rape resulting in the death of the victim, then the penalty is usually the death sentence.
In some cases where the victim has not died but was subject to brutal violence during the rape, a death sentence may also be given.