Mariam’s forensic death investigations to end within 10 days: MP



Sun, 25 Mar 2018 - 08:22 GMT


Sun, 25 Mar 2018 - 08:22 GMT

 Parliament members and committees adopted a number of urgent procedures to get a proper closure on this case – Photo compiled by Egypt Today

Parliament members and committees adopted a number of urgent procedures to get a proper closure on this case – Photo compiled by Egypt Today

CAIRO – 25 March 2018: The Parliament delegation in London have concluded the circumstances and causes of Mariam Moustafa’s death, but some secrets will not be revealed until the forensic investigation is over, MP Ismail Nasr el-Din said.

During the Parliament delegation’s visit to London to unveil the circumstances of Moustafa’s death, Nasr el-Din referred that the British authorities vowed to end the forensic investigations within 10 days, and the body would be moved to Egypt at the state’s expense after that.

Nasr el-Din said that the forensics should issue their report on Moustafa’s death to detain those who are involved in the case, but the forensic process would take time until the results reveal.

He referred that the Parliament will deliver a comprehensive report on Moustafa’s case to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Ali Abdel Aal, stressing that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is following the investigations until they end as well.

In the same context, Head of Parliament's Human Rights Committee Alaa Abed said that Egypt’s Embassy in London follows up the forensic medical report on the cause of Moustafa’s death to seek the legal procedures in case of negligence.

Abed and Egypt's current Ambassador to the United Kingdom Nasser Kamel met with medical consultant Ahmed Husssein, who followed Moustafa’s condition until her death on March 14.

He added that the delegation called the Egyptian-British Parliamentary Friendship Association and the Criminal Investigator Chief to accelerate the measures of forensic medicine to move Mariam’s body to Egypt.

He remarked that the flagrant attack was racially motivated and was not a personal dispute, praising the Egyptian Embassy’s efforts in following up the investigations.
Upon Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry’s request, the Egyptian Embassy assigned a forensic doctor at Egypt’s expense to prepare a report on the cause and the circumstances of her death and compare it to the British report to prove any negligence on her case.

In the same context, Egyptian Parliament's Human Rights Committee will prepare a report, including all the violations committed against Egyptian expatriates to submit it to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Parliament members expressed their anger towards the statements of Nottinghamshire Police Force, which declared that “the assault was not racially motivated,” highlighting that they show a clear “denial of responsibility.”

The police failed to interfere and rescue Moustafa, who was assaulted in the street, and overlooked a previous incident in which she was attacked by two of the same assailants.
In late February, the 18-year-old engineering student was tragically attacked and put into a coma by 10 British women of African descent. The incident stirred condemnation from both the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the British Embassy in Cairo.



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