Murdered student's lawyer to report journalists over slanderous coverage

Daily News Egypt
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CAIRO: Angered at what he believed was a smear campaign targeting his deceased daughter, the father of Nadine Khaled, who was brutally murdered in Sixth of October City last month, submitted an official complaint to the head of the Journalists Syndicate. Essam Shiha, Khaled s lawyer, demanded the investigation of 22 newspapers and magazines from Syndicate Chief Makram Mohamed Ahmed for their coverage of the double murder of Nadine and her friend Heba Al-Akkad. Shiha added that he had agreed with Nadine s father not to press criminal charges against the journalists who reported on the case but to press for civil damages against around 50 journalists from various newspapers. The lawyer also said that he will file for damages against Al Nada compound in Sheikh Zayed city because of security lapses which led to the crime. Khaled and Al-Akkad were murdered in Khaled s apartment on Oct. 6 in the early hours of the morning at the end of November. Mahmoud El-Sayed Abdel-Hafiz Essawy, 20, has confessed to the murders, indicating that he entered the house to rob it and killed the two girls when he chanced upon them. He is currently in custody and investigations are still ongoing. In the course of the investigation the South Giza Prosecution office requested the attendance of one Adham Mohammed for questioning, who was a university colleague and friend of the two girls. Investigators allege that Mohammed was with the girls at the scene of the crime two hours before the murders were committed.

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