Egyptian Court Seeks Permission To Broadcast Adel’s Execution 

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

A court in Egypt has requested that the execution of a female student’s killer be broadcast live.

Egyptians were shocked after video footage purportedly showing Mohammed Adel stabbing to death Nayera Ashraf outside her university last month went viral.

The court that sentenced the 22-year-old to death said in a letter to parliament that broadcasting even a portion of the proceedings could achieve the goal of deterrence.

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

According to a 2015 United Nations survey, nearly eight million Egyptian women were victims of violence. 

It is this high rate of violence against women that the court would like to send a warning to potential murderers.