Egypt executes convicted murderer of Nayera Ashraf

Ahram Online , Wednesday 14 Jun 2023

Egyptian authorities executed Mohamed Adel on Wednesday who was convicted of killing 21-year-old university student Nayera Ashraf in Mansoura on 20 June 2022.

File Photo: Egyptian Mohamed Adel (C), the presumed murderer of university of Mansoura student Naira Ashraf, is surrounded by guards during as he is taken out of the defender s box, after his first trial session at the Mansoura courthouse, some 145km north of the capital Cairo, on June 26, 2022. AFP


Adel's sentence was carried out in Gamasa prison after the Court of Cassation upheld the death sentence in February.

Ashraf was murdered at the gate of Mansoura University to the shock and uproar of Egyptian society.

Adel was transferred to Mansoura Criminal Court on 22 June 2022 for the premeditated murder of Ashraf.

Adel had stabbed Ashraf multiple times after following her to university.

During the trial, the prosecution presented to the court 25 eyewitnesses, including students and university guards who witnessed the murder.  

Further investigations revealed testimonies of Ashraf's friends and colleagues stating that Adel had consistently stalked and threatened her following her rejection of his marriage proposal.

The prosecution confirmed that Ashraf's family had previously filed many complaints to the police, obtaining a restraining order two months before her murder.

The Criminal Court handed Adel a death sentence in July 2022.


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