5 accused of GUC student manslaughter handed down suspended jail sentences
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CAIRO: Five men accused of the manslaughter of a first-year engineering student, who was ran over by a bus, were handed down suspended sentences of six months in prison Thursday, Youm7 reported.

New Cairo Misdemeanor Court issued suspended sentences for four defendants, while the bus driver; the fifth defendant, paid a 2,000 EGP ($255) fine to suspend his sentence.

The accident took place in March when Yara Tareq, a student in the German University in Cairo (GUC,) was standing beside a bus waiting to board before returning home at the end of her school day.

Another bus approached at a high speed and hit her, causing a fatal skull fracture.

Following her death, Tareq’s colleagues held protests inside the university, calling for the accountability of the perpetrators.


Additional reporting by Omneya el-Mougy

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