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Egyptian man sentenced to 6 months in prison for regularly appearing naked on balcony

The man, in his twenties, insists that he always wore shorts and an undershirt while attempting to escape the heat indoors

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Jun 2016
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An Egyptian man was sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday on charges of committing a lewd act in public after "appearing naked on the balcony of his house."

The defendant, who is in his twenties and is currently behind bars, said he sometimes stood on his balcony dressed in shorts and an undershirt because of the intense Cairo heat, but denied that he ever appeared naked.

However, the defendants' neighbours, who filed the complaint against him, refuted the man's story.

The plaintiffs reported that they complained to the accused man’s family more than once, and despite the family’s apology the man kept appearing naked in balcony. He later started to sexually harass his neighbours, they claimed.

The man was arrested after his neighbours finally filed a complaint with police.

The police report noted that the man regularly appears on his balcony without a stitch of clothing.

Investigations proved the defendant does not suffer from any mental illness and is fully aware of his actions.

The prison sentence can be appealed.

There is a possibility that a court will order the release of the defendant should he lodge an appeal.

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