The Execution Of Nayera Ashraf’s Killer May Be Broadcast On Television


Mohamed Adel was sentenced the death penalty for the murder of Nayera Ashraf earlier this month.

Now, there is a chance that his execution may be broadcast on live television

In a highly publicised two-day trial, Mohamed Adel was found guilty last month of the “premeditated murder” of fellow university student Nayera Ashraf, who had rejected his romantic advances.

The Mansoura court which sentenced Adel is now asking for a legal amendment that would allow Adel’s execution to be broadcast on national television.

In a letter to parliament, the court said that “the broadcast, even of only part of the start of proceedings, could achieve the goal of deterrence, which was not achieved by broadcasting the sentencing itself”.

While murder is punishable by execution in Egypt, capital punishment is almost never carried out in public or broadcast. The last time Egypt did this was a rare exception in 1998, when state television broadcast the execution of three men who had murdered a woman and her two children in their Cairo home.


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