Convicted child rapists, murderers executed by state

Judicial authorities have finally drawn the curtain on the case known as "The Turbine’s Street Children" with the execution of Ramadan Abdel Rahman Mansour, known as "The Turbine Engine," and his accomplice, Farag Samir Mahmoud.

Both men, who had been convicted of raping and murdering eight children, were hanged on Thursday morning.

The case, which had prompted a groundswell of public outrage, first came to light in November 2006, when the body of a slain child was found in a tunnel in the Cairo district of Shubra al-Khaimah. Police quickly arrested seven suspects including Mansour and Samir, both of whom later confessed to raping and killing their victims in six different cities.

Mansour’s brother, Mohamed, said his mother had fainted when told that the sentence had been carried out. “She was the first one to know,” he said.

“We visited my brother in prison last week,” he added. “He was calm and did not appear aware of what was about to happen.”

Other defendants who were also convicted in the case received sentences ranging between three and 40 years in prison.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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