Egyptian teacher Hany Abdel-Tawwab (Photo: social media)
Egypt's Minister of Emigration and Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram said the Egyptian authorities will follow up on investigations into the murder of an Egyptian teacher in Saudi Arabia in coordination with the Egyptian embassy in Riyadh, according to a statement from the ministry.
Hany Abdel-Tawwab, 35, died of injuries in a hospital in the Saudi capital after he was reportedly shot by one of his teenage students following an argument last week.
According to local reports, a 13-year-old student, accompanied by his older brother, 16, shot the teacher in the head.
The victim was transferred to Riyadh's Sulayyil General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries in the intensive care unit.
Saudi authorities have arrested both suspects.
"Makram affirms her trust in the Saudi judiciary and [confidence] that the perpetrator will receive punishment in accordance with the governing laws in the Kingdom," a statement from the ministry read.
Makram said authorities will also coordinate with the Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry to accelerate procedures to repatriate Abdel-Tawwab's body to Egypt, as per the request of his family, the statement read.
The minister, who extended her condolences to the victim's family, explained that the teacher's body will be repatriated once there are available flights coming from the kingdom and the criminal investigations are concluded.