The Egyptian non-governmental “Edraak” Foundation for Development and Equality monitored that the crimes included “296 cases of killing women and girls of all ages.”
On Wednesday, the Egyptian authorities carried out the death sentence against a young man who confessed to killing a female student last year in front of her university in the Nile Delta, north of Cairo, after she refused to associate with him.
And the government’s “Al-Ahram Gate” website reported that, “The Prisons Authority in Gamasa Prison in Dakahlia Governorate carried out the death sentence against Muhammad Adel on Wednesday, on charges of killing the student, Naira Ashraf, in June 2022.”
In June, the Criminal Court in Mansoura, Dakahlia, after the young man was arrested and admitted to his crime, did not need more than two days to issue a death sentence against him.
On the ninth of last February, the Egyptian Court of Cassation rejected the appeal submitted by the perpetrator and upheld the death sentence issued against him.
In his first statement, Nayirah’s father said that his daughter “will finally rest in peace after her killer has been punished.”
He added, in an interview with a local Egyptian website, that he thanked God that his daughter would now rest in her soil: “May God restore her right and she will rest in her bed now, praise be to God.”
He continued, “My daughter has taken her right, and now she is definitely comfortable in her soil.”
The case had sparked controversy and anger among Egyptians on social media platforms, and the spread of the case was increased by the occurrence of a similar crime in Jordan against a student named Iman Rashid who was killed by a young man, which prompted many Jordanians and Egyptians to demand the imposition of the death penalty on the defendants in both countries.
After the execution of the death sentence, the Egyptian media, Radwa El-Sherbiny, commented in a tweet that she posted via Twitter: “And you have life in retribution, O people of understanding, so that you may fear God Almighty. Your right is returned, my daughter.”
In turn, the Egyptian writer Sameh Askar praised this step, saying: “Finally, the execution of the death sentence against the butcher, Muhammad Adel, who killed the treacherous martyr Naira Ashraf.. The money of the sheikhs who collected the blood money for him was gone, and they defended the butcher with an unforgettable moral crime.” He added, “Solace in The house of masculinists and racists who took advantage of the incident to terrorize the women of Egypt and turn them into standing and wearing the Afghan niqab.
“Victory of Right Over Wrong”
Hala Al-Zaini said on Twitter: “Today, the truth has triumphed over falsehood, in which those of understanding, insight and hearts have triumphed.. By executing the death sentence against the murderous criminal, Muhammad Adel, falsehood and its loyalists have been executed.”
During the year 2021, the Violent Crimes Observatory, according to the Egyptian “Edraak” Foundation for Development and Equality, recorded 813 crimes of violence against women and girls, compared to 415 crimes in the previous year.
The non-governmental organization monitored that the crimes included “296 cases of killing women and girls of all ages.”