Judge Sentenced to Death For Killing Wife

By Tapre Timine
1 Min Read

An Egyptian court, on Tuesday, sentenced a judge, Ayman Haggag to death for slaying his wife, Shaimaa Gamal.

The criminal court hence choose “to refer the judge who killed TV presenter Shaimaa Gamal, and his accomplice, to the Grand Mufti of Egypt” — a formality in death penalty cases.

- Advertisement -

Initially, the public prosecutor’s office charged judicial official, Haggag, over the “premeditated murder” of his wife, along with the accomplice, businessman Hussein al-Gharabli.

Gamal’s body had been found in a remote village in June, nearly three weeks after her husband had reported her missing, following an alert from Gharabli, who had confessed to his role in the crime.

The next court hearing for the approval of the Grand Mufti would be announced by Sept. 11.

- Advertisement -

The murder of Gamal is the third to have sparked outrage in the conservative North African country in the past few months.

Nearly eight million Egyptian women were victims of violence committed by their partners or relatives, or by strangers in public spaces, according to a United Nations survey conducted in 2015.

Share this Article
Leave a comment