An Egyptian court has requested that a man’s execution be broadcast on live television.
Mohamed Adel was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of the ‘premeditated murder’ of classmate 21-year-old Naira Ashraf.
The murder allegedly took place as Ashraf was leaving her university last month. The 21-year-old supposedly rejected Adel’s romantic advances – he reportedly proposed to the student.
Naira Ashraf, Egyptian student, stabbed to death and Iman Arsheed, Jordanian student, shot dead. Both of these two beautiful women killed by men for simply saying no.. I honestly have no words pic.twitter.com/FlkNLXszYi
— Tamara (@_Syriana_) June 24, 2022
On 6 July, Adel was sentenced to death by hanging by the Mansoura Criminal Court. The court however, has since made a written request to parliament that his execution be broadcast on live television.
The court has made the argument that if the execution is broadcast live, it may serve as a deterrent to other potential criminals contemplating similar crimes.
Adel had allegedly been sending death threats to the 21-year-old via his phone, as noted by the victim’s family and friends.
Truly devastating, RIP Naira Ashraf.