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Egypt closely follows up investigations into murder of national in Saudi Arabia

The statement did not provide details on the incident, however did say that the suspect has been arrested by Saudi authorities shortly after the crime

Ahram Online , Saturday 6 Mar 2021
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Egypt is closely following up on investigations into the murder of one of its nationals in Saudi Arabia, a statement by the foreign ministry read on Saturday.

Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs and Expats Ambassador Amr Mahmoud Abbas said the Egyptian Embassy in Riyadh has been following up on the investigations to determine the circumstances of the incident.

According to the statement, Ashry Mohamed Hassan, an Egyptian national, was killed in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Friday. Another national, Hassanen Samy Mohamed Hassan, was injured during the incident.

It did not provide more details on the incident, however the statement did mention that the suspect had been arrested by Saudi authorities shortly after the crime.

In December, an Egyptian teacher in Saudi Arabia was murdered in the Saudi capital after he was reportedly shot by one of his teenage students following an argument.

According to local reports, a 13-year-old student - accompanied by his older brother, 16 - shot the teacher in the head.

They were both arrested.

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