CAIRO – 19 March 2018: British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson said during an interview with Egyptian satellite channel ON Live that the horrible assault on Egyptian student Mariam Moustafa is a crime against British values.
Addressing Moustafa’s family, Casson mourned the tragic loss of their daughter, calling the victim a promising student. Casson assured that the horrible crime will not pass unpunished and that justice will be served, adding that the British authorities are conducting a wide-scale investigation on the matter.
The British ambassador said that the British government will not be able to give any comments on the case, as the attack is still under investigation.
In late February, Moustafa, an engineering student based in Nottingham, U.K., was brutally beaten by 10 British women of African descent. The incident stirred condemnation of both the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the British embassy in Cairo.
The young student died on March 14 in hospital while being treated for serious brain damage caused by the attack, according to the legal counselor of the Egyptian embassy in London.