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Egyptian teen stabbed to death for sexual harassment during Eid

Ahram Online , Friday 8 Jul 2016
Egyptian women are harassed by a large crowd of men and boys in a park during Eid al-Fitr in Cairo,
In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 photo, young Egyptian women are harassed by a large crowd of men and boys in a park during Eid al-Fitr in Cairo, Egypt (AP)
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An 18-year-old man was killed Friday after a fight with the brother of a girl he allegedly sexually harassed in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Beni Suef, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Beni Suef Security Director Mahmoud El-Eshiery received a notice from the governorate’s general hospital that it had received the body of a young man that was stabbed in the abdomen on the third day of Eid al-Fitr.

The hospital also received the young man’s brother, 23, who was involved in the fight and is in critical condition.

According to initial investigations, a quarrel broke out following the verbal harassment of the girl, which then led to a dispute between the involved parties.

Investigations revealed that the girl's brother, 26, assaulted the two brothers with a bladed weapon.

Reports of sexual harassment and assaults in crowded areas in Egypt typically surge during the three-day holiday Eid that marks the end of Ramadan.

Sexual harassment was criminalised in 2014. The law imposes jail terms of no less than six months, and/or fines of EGP 3,000 to EGP 5,000 ($419 to $700) on those who are found guilty of sexual molestation in public or private areas.

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