Egypt executes two men over killing of Maadi woman in 2020

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Aug 2022

Egyptian authorities executed two men on Thursday who were convicted of killing a 24-year-old woman in Cairo’s Maadi suburb in October 2020 in an incident that stirred public uproar in Egypt at the time.

A Cairo criminal court
Ahram File Photo


Walid Abdel-Rahman and Mohamed Osama were executed for killing Mariam Mohamed in October 2020.

Mohamed, 24, was found dead in a Maadi Street after being killed in a robbery on 13 October 2020.

According to the prosecution, Mariam died when her head hit a parked car after two men in a microbus approached her and snatched her bag.

When the victim clung onto her bag, the two offenders ran her over with the intention of killing her and escaped with the bag, according to the prosecution.

The perpetrators were later found in possession of a firearm.

In December 2020, a criminal court sentenced the two defendants to death.

A third defendant, the vehicle owner, who was charged with assisting the two men in committing the crime by providing them with his car, was exonerated by the court.

The cassation court rejected the appeal of the defendants upheld the death sentence.

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