Egypt’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid – File Photo
CAIRO – 5 March 2018: Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the country's ambassador to Poland, Hossam El-Kawish, is following up with Egyptian student Mohamed Ezzat, who was attacked by four young men and brutally beaten in Warsaw.
Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in official statement Sunday that Ezzat informed the embassy that he was attacked after leaving a friend's house. According to the statement, the Egyptian student managed to escape the four attackers and headed to the police and later to hospital.
Ezzat issued a formal complaint about the whole incident to the police and then traveled to Portugal to continue receiving the needed treatment as per a friend’s advice. He is expected to return to Warsaw on Monday, March 5, to follow up with the investigations.
This incident comes days after the brutal attack of an engineering student based in Nottingham, UK, Mariam Moustafa Abdel Salam, who was beaten by 10 British women of African descent a few days ago. On March 2, Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that it is closely following the case.
Abu Zeid said the ministry is following up on all of the case’s updates with her family and demanded the British authorities take more serious steps in investigating the abusers, especially since they were captured by CCTV cameras from the streets and bus where the incident took place.
The statement further accused the hospital were Moustafa was cared for with “negligence,” as they gave her first aid treatment and checked her out when she needed more care; accordingly, she fell into a coma shortly later. The ministry also hired a lawyer for Moustafa’s family to follow up on the case’s legal updates, according to the statement.
Moustafa’s mother posted a video on social media, saying that her daughter is in critical condition following the brutal assault. She claimed that the assault was driven by racial hostility, as her daughter was not previously acquainted with her attackers.