Suad Abu Dayyeh on sexual harassment in Egypt (LA Times)

July 17, 2014 - 10:15

7/16/2014 -- LA Times -- "Egypt imprisons nine men, most for life, in sexual assault case" Middle East/North Africa Consultant for Equality Now Suad Abu-Dayyeh on sexual harassment in Egypt:

"Sexual harassment is a chronic issue in the Middle East and verdicts like today could help bring an end to such cruel phenomena."

Today, an Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men received 20 years sentences. "The verdicts represent a rare instance in Egypt of sexual assault suspects being detained, much less facing trial."
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