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‘Morsi supporter’ executed for killing child in Alexandria

An appeal against the verdict by the defendant, who was sentenced to death, was sent to prosecutor and president

A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013, shows an unidentified group of men taking refuge atop of a building while being surrounded by another group of men (Top-L), hurled of a ledge onto the roof of a building (Top-R, Bottom-L), and then beaten (Bottom-R) during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in the Sidi Gaber neighbourhood in the northern coastal city of Alexandria. (AFP Photo)


The Interior Ministry announced Saturday that Mahmoud Ramadan, who was sentenced to death on charges of throwing a child off a rooftop in Alexandria in 2013, was executed.

The execution took place in application of the court’s decision. The prisons department executed the defendant, the ministry said in a statement.

Ramadan was filmed during violent clashes in the Sidi Gaber area of Alexandria, where a group of alleged pro-Morsi supporters chased a group of children to a building’s rooftop.

The amateur video showed Ramadan throwing one of the children off the rooftop, leading to the child’s death.

The Salafi Front’s Rights Office said that Ramadan’s lawyers presented an appeal to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the Prosecutor General.

On March 2014, Mahmoud and another man were sentenced to death, and had their sentences referred to the Grand Mufti of the Republic for approval. The Mufti is required to approve all death penalty verdicts before they can be carried out.

Deadly clashes had erupted across the country, leaving 12 dead and 200 injured in Alexandria, according to state media. The clashes occurred two days after the 3 July military-backed ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, on 5 July, a day the Muslim Brotherhood to as “Al-Furqan”.

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