Female prosecutor Dalia Mahmoud represented Egypt’s top prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy on Sunday at the criminal court – the first time in Egypt’s history.
Mahmoud covered a case involving the premeditated murder of a lawyer in Kerdasa, Giza, using an automatic rifle.
During her pleading Mahmoud said that the murder of a lawyer represented an offense towards an integral part of the structure of justice, and demanded the death penalty be applied on the defendant.
She explained the facts of the case and reviewed the evidence brought against the defendant.
Mahmoud concluded her pleading by referring to the honor of representing the prosecution, as she is the first woman in Egypt to stand in “this solemn position”,.
Female members of the Public Prosecution will give more pleadings at courts in the coming period.