CAIRO – The death of an Egyptian teenager in the UK has sparked outrage across Egypt, where officials have described the incident as "barbaric."
Mariam Mustafa, an 18-year-old engineering student, was allegedly attacked on the street by a group in Nottingham on Feb. 20 before she died of her wounds on Wednesday.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry described Mustafa's death on Friday as "barbaric" and urged British authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
Her family said her death could have been prevented if police had taken action after an earlier warning. They also accuse the hospital where she was treated of negligence.
Nottinghamshire Police said there are no indications that Mustafa's killing was a hate crime but said that they are "keeping an open mind."