FILE- 18-year-old Egyptian student Mariam Moustafa
CAIRO – 1 May 2018: Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of Egypt’s Parliament, Alaa Abed, said on Monday that the British authorities have issued the burial permit of the late student, Mariam Moustafa, who was assaulted in Nottingham, UK.
MP Abed told Egypt Today that he was informed by Moustafa’s family that they have received their daughter’s corpse, however, the cemetery where she is expected to be buried in is not ready yet.
Abed added that he coordinated with the Egyptian Minister of Housing, Moustafa Madbouly, to realize the desire of Mariam’s father to have his daughter buried in the family cemetery at Fifth Settlement district. The victim’s body is expected to arrive in Egypt on Thursday.
In late February, Moustafa, an engineering student based in Nottingham, UK, 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.