A view of the High Court of Justice in Cairo, Egypt
A criminal court sentenced two men to death on Tuesday for the killing of the wife of one of the perpetrators in Mansoura city last year.
The husband, 22, is convicted of conspiring with a worker, 33, to rape his wife in her apartment in order to stain her reputation, thereby giving the husband grounds for divorce.
The worker entered the apartment and strangled the victim with his hands and her dress until she passed away.
The case is known in media as the “honor martyr” case.
According to the Egyptian penal code, a man who kills his wife while committing adultery receives a reduced prison sentence of one day to three years.
The reduced sentence is not applied to women killing their husbands for the same reason.