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UK Court Hands Prison Sentence to Woman in Murder of Egyptian Student

UK Court Hands Prison Sentence to Woman in Murder of Egyptian Student

Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 05:15
Mariam Moustafa. Photo courtesy of the Moustafa family
Cairo - Asharq Al-Awsat
A Nottingham judge handed just one member of a girl gang a sentence of eight months in the murder of an Egyptian student, Britain’s The Daily Mail reported.

Mariam Moustafa, 18, was punched and slammed into a bus stop by Mariah Fraser, 20, Britania Hunter, 18, and a 16-year-old girl in Nottingham.

Twelve hours after the attack on February 20, 2018, she suffered a stroke and fell into a coma before dying less than a month later.

Despite branding the defendants “aggressive” and “cowardly,” the judge handed Fraser a custody sentence of just eight months, while Hunter and the other girl walked free, The Mail said.

The court heard how two of the six, the 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old who will be sentenced later this month, were the main aggressors in the altercation, while the others were either filming the incident or laughing while watching.

The incident had caused uproar in Egypt.

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