Man who slit the throat of woman who refused to marry him executed

The authorities in Egypt have executed a man who had been convicted of killing a fellow university student last year after she rejected his marriage proposal.

Video footage of Mohammad Adel stabbing Nayra Ashraf and slitting her throat last June outside Mansoura University, where they both studied, went viral.

It caused nationwide panic as the case reopened the debate about violence against women.

Adel faced an expedited trial and was convicted of premeditated murder.

The parents of murdered University of Mansoura student Nayra Ashraf at the Mansoura courthouse of the capital Cairo, on June 26, 2022

Image caption: The parents of 21-year-old Nayra Ashraf attended the trial last year

Executions in Egypt usually happen within four years after conviction but in Adel's case the public prosecution called for the death penalty to be expedited.

Ms Ashraf's father said though the execution of his daughter's killer would not bring her back, justice had been served.

Source: BBC 

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