Man charged with murder of teacher Sabina Nessa

A 36-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of Sabina Nessa‘s murder. That’s what the British court decided on Tuesday. The woman was found dead in a London park last week. The case resurrected the debate on women‘s safety.

On Sunday, Koci Selamaj, from Eastbourne, South England, was arrested. On Monday night, he was charged with the murder of the young woman. The 36-year-old man appeared before the judge of Willesden Magistrates in London, where he received the help of an Albanian interpreter.

The man must appear again on Thursday, then in Old Bailey’s correctional court. The man‘s lawyer, Aidan Harvey, stated that the man will plead innocent.

Blanket of leaves

28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa disappeared on September 17th. She was supposed to meet a friend at a cafe five minutes away from her home, but she never got there. A passerby found her body the next day, hidden under a blanket of leaves, in a park.

On Friday night, hundreds of people gathered for an impressive vigil in honor of Nessa. They brought flowers, banners and tickets to the woman’s family.

Sabina Nessa‘s murder happened a few months after that of Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old London who was attacked and murdered on the street. That case sparked a fierce debate about women’s safety in public places.