Sisi approves amendments increasing penalties for sexual harassment

MENA , Wednesday 18 Aug 2021


Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ratified amendments that stiffen penalties against sexual harassment in public or private places whether by gesture, words or action.

The amendments also apply to harassment perpetrated through the use of electronic devices.

According to the amendments, violators can face two to four years in prison, and a minimum of seven years if they hold occupational or familial authority over the victim. Repeated offenders can face double the prison time.

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