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6 detained over mob sex attack at Sisi celebration

A number of mass sexual assaults on women marred celebrations for the inauguration of Egypt's new president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi

Ahram Online , Tuesday 10 Jun 2014
Egypt
A still from a low quality video circulating in the media showing the back of a policeman raising his gun in the air in an attempt to stave off attackers from a woman. The uploading Youtube user claims the video was shot in Tahrir Square on Sunday.
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Prosecutors have ordered the detention of six men for four days pending investigations into allegations of sexual assault in Tahrir Square, Aswat Masriya reported.

Security forces arrested seven suspects after mass sexual assaults occurred during celebrations on Sunday for the inauguration of Egypt's new president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

A YouTube video emerged on Monday showing a woman being stripped of her clothes and attacked by a number of men in Tahrir Square.

Several accounts of sexual assault in the iconic square were reported on Sunday night across news websites and satellite channels such as Tahrir and Hayat.

The square was closed off by security forces in the early hours of Monday morning, reportedly due to the sexual assaults and fights between street vendors.

Another three sexual harassment suspects were detained on Monday pending further investigations.

A recent law – the first of its kind – against sexual harassment was passed last week by former interim president Adly Mansour. It imposes stiff punishments on sexual harassers, including a minimum of six months in prison and hefty fines.

Sexual harassment against women is a rampant problem in Egypt. A United Nations survey from last year suggests that over 99 percent of Egyptian women have suffered some form of sexual harassment, from minor incidents to rape.

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ayman
10-06-2014 05:19pm
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Appropriate punishment
Physical castration.
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The police and military only know force, the natio
10-06-2014 04:54pm
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Get use to it Egyptians
you rejected democracy, rejected Islam and supported brutality. When u cheer and encourage killing, you cheer and encourage rape and crime, that's what happened in the last year!
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Medo
10-06-2014 05:42pm
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LOL!
People did not reject democracy, people did not reject Islam.. They rejected an ex prisoner, who had no experience and was using the country for his own benefit.. Your puppet master promised democracy but failed to deliver and is now back where he belongs.. behind bars!
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medo
10-06-2014 02:58pm
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Animals
I beg the authorities, please make an example of these men... send them to prison for as long as possible. 5-10 Years would be great! We need the public to see what happens when these animals do such deeds. My thoughts are with the poor women who were attacked during what should have been the first day of "the new Egypt" but instead just proved... it is the people and their way of thinking that is the big change we need in Egypt. I do hope the other prisoners in jail make these animals "feel very welcomed" in prison!!!!
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Nancy Ibrahim
10-06-2014 12:14pm
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Sissi & cohorts have raped the entire Egyptian nation.
Let us be a little philosophical: Sexual harassment is so minor in comparison. The Sissi coup and seizure of the country shows that rape pays off. So which is graver: the rape of an individual or the rape of anentire nation?
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Ostasia
10-06-2014 07:30pm
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I have seen bad comments
But you take the price for the most disgusting comment I have ever read here. This sort of "philosophy" can only come from MB or Terrorist/Jihadi mindset. Only a 'sister' or 'brother' would say something so disgusting and twisted. You all are on your last breath, your blatant hatred and sinking to all new low levels are showing your desperation.
medo
10-06-2014 05:10pm
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@Nancy Ibrahim
The worse part of your comment is thinking that the rape of a woman is not of importance.... AND YOU ARE A WOMAN!!!! Would you have the same view if it were you to be attacked by such a group. Women like you are just as bad as the men who commit such crimes. I hope you or nobody you know has to go through such an ordeal. You should feel shame for such comments!
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