Jordanian arrested over fatal shooting of Egyptian expat

CAIRO: A Jordanian who was accused of fatally shooting an Egyptian national in Jordan was arrested and will be detained for 15 days pending investigations, Youm7 quoted Assistant Foreign Minister Hisham el-Naqib Tuesday.

The body of 33-year old Egyptian guard Nasser Adel, was found with a shot in the head, according to Jordanian reports on Saturday.

At least four other assault incidents against Egyptian expatriates have been reported during past few weeks.

Two Egyptian expatriates were stabbed by Jordanian citizens after a quarrel; the perpetrators were identified and a police hunt was launched for the attackers.

Another incident took place in Jordan, where an Egyptian employee working at a restaurant was assaulted by brothers of a Jordanian parliamentarian over a “delayed order;” the assault was captured on video.

Two Kuwaitis hit a group of four Egyptian nationals with a car after a quarrel, leaving one dead and three others sustaining severe injuries. A Kuwaiti national was charged with the murder of the Egyptian expatriate.

In October, Egyptian national Mohamed Salah living in Kuwait, who was working as a pastry delivery man appeared in a video with his right eye bruised and head bandaged, describing how he was assaulted while delivering an order to a home.

Such incidents have raised anger among social media users who discussed Egyptian expatriates’ dignity and their living conditions abroad.

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