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Egypt tries man over murder of student who refused advances

AL MANSURAH, Egypt (AFP) – A trial began on Sunday for an Egyptian man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a public street after she rejected his advances.

The case sparked widespread outrage.

A video went viral last week appearing to show the victim, identified as student Nayera Ashraf, being stabbed by a young man outside her university.

The crime triggered widespread anger both in Egypt and beyond, having been followed a few days later by a similar incident in which Jordanian student Iman Irshaid was shot dead on a university campus.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin