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Egypt sentences man to death over high-profile murder: Source

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Egypt has sentenced Nayiera Ashraf’s killer, identified as Mohammed Adel by media reports, to death, Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday.

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The high-profile murder sparked widespread outrage.

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The mother of the Egyptian woman who was killed in front of her university in Mansourah told Al Arabiya that the killer held a “grudge” against her daughter and had been harassing her for two years.

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The verdict, handed down in Mansoura north of Cairo after the case opened on Sunday, will now be referred to the grand mufti, Egypt’s top theological authority – a formality in death penalty cases, AFP reported.

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The maximum penalty for murder is death in Egypt, which carried out the third highest number of executions in the world in 2021, according to Amnesty International.

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Read more: Mother of femicide victim Nayiera Ashraf says her daughter’s killer held a ‘grudge’

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