Mariam Moustafa, an engineering student based in Nottingham, UK, was brutally beaten by 10 British women of African descent.
CAIRO – 6 June 2018: The Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives announced that it will get into direct contact with the United Kingdom's House of Commons’ committees of foreign relations, health, transport and human rights on the killing of engineering student Mariam Mostafa.
The announcement came during the committee’s members meeting with Mariam's family on Tuesday.
In press statements on Tuesday, the committee stressed that the meeting came to emphasize on the Parliament’s unwavering support to the family, stressing that the Parliament continues to unremittingly follow up on investigations into Mariam’s tragic death.
In May, Chairman of the Human Rights Committee of Egypt’s Parliament, Alaa Abed, said that he will depart for Britain after Eid Al-Fitr to closely follow up on Mariam's case.
British newspapers, including the Guardian, reported that police investigations into the death of Mariam revealed that the attack was not racially motivated.
Mariam was born in Italy, and according to Italian local media, Italy's prosecution has addressed its counterpart in the U.K. to join the investigation's proceedings.
The Italian Foreign Ministry described the crime as “brutal”, adding that the Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom “is personally following the case in cooperation with the Egyptian counterpart.”
"In relation to the tragic case of compatriot Mariam Moustafa, brutally killed in Nottingham, we express our deep condolences and sympathy to her family, and additionally wish that those responsible for this atrocious crime are soon brought to justice," the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“Four months before the accident, two of the same 10 women abused my daughter in the street for no specific reason. We went to the police station and issued an official complaint; however, nothing happened,” Mariam's mother said in the video.
She added that when the 10 women saw Mariam in the street walking alone, they attacked her once again and dragged her about 20 meters.
“She managed to get up and run towards one of the buses, but they went after her and started to beat her again. Just one man tried to defend her, but no one else tried to interfere,” the mother said.
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.