Today in Cis Privilege: Egypt Arrests 7 Men for Sexual Assault of 19-Year-Old Woman in Tahrir

Egyptian police on Monday arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country’s new president in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square the day before, security officials said.

Police were investigating 27 complaints of sexual harassment against women in Tahrir, where tens of thousands celebrated Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s inauguration on Sunday late into the night, the officials said.

Sexual harassment has been one of Egypt’s enduring social ills. Over the past three years, Tahrir Square has seen multiple instances of sexual attacks on women amid the large crowds that mass there for protests, rallies or celebrations ever since it became the center of the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/09/egypt-sexual-assaults-arrests_n_5472395.html

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