Egypt Court Seeks Live TV Execution Of 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.