Former Grand Mufti: Islamic law would sentence Zeina’s murderers to execution
Former Grand Mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa demanded on Wednesday amendments to the childhood law following a court verdict on Zeina’s murderers.

Zeina was a young girl whose two murderers attempted to rape her and then killed her in Port Said in November of 2013.

A judge did not sentence the murders to execution because such a sentence is not included in Egyptian law.

During his program on CBC Wednesday, Gomaa said that Islamic law would have sentenced the killers to death because they are adults.

Gomaa said the judge mentioned in his verdict that he was sad that he could not sentence the murderers to execution. He said assaulting children is not just an assault on religion but on humanity.

He described such an assault as a “catastrophe” and demanded a review and amendments to the laws regarding childhood.

Originally published in Youm7.

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