Egypt Court To Broadcast Execution Of A Woman Killer

A court in Egypt has called for a legal amendment to allow live broadcast of the execution of the killer of a female student.

Egyptians were horrified after video footage went viral last month purportedly showing Mohammed Adel stabbing to death Nayera Ashraf, who rejected his advances, outside her university.

In a letter to parliament, the court that sentenced the 22-year-old to death said the broadcast of even a part of the proceedings could achieve the goal of deterrence.

Egypt does not broadcast executions, which are always carried out by hanging inside prisons.

A 2015 United Nations survey said nearly eight million Egyptian women were victims of violence.