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84 Arrested for Sexual Harassment During Eid in Cairo

84 Arrested for Sexual Harassment During Eid in Cairo

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Egypt’s police have arrested 84 individuals during the first two days of Eid al-Fitr in Cairo for sexual harassment, announced the Ministry of Interior.

According to Major General Khaled Abdel Aal, all those arrested will be referred to the prosecution.

Ahead of Eid, Colonel Manal Atef, head of the department set up to tackle violence against women, revealed that there would be an increased number of female police officers on the streets and in public transportation to combat sexual harassment.

The department dealing with violence against women was established in 2013. Following this, Egypt passed an anti-harassment law in 2014, which penalizes those found guilty of sexual harassment with a fine of LE 3,000 to LE 5,000 ($419 to $700) and/or a jail sentence of no less than six months.

The intensified efforts come as public holidays often witness a surge of sexual violence against women. Egypt’s police had urged women to report harassment and to not remain silent.

According to a 2013 UN study, which was conducted in liaison with Egyptian NGOs and officials, 99 percent of women in Egypt have witnessed some form of sexual harassment.

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  • Craven Moorehead

    is this what we want in western worlds? lets stop importing savages.

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  • sam

    ii starts with clothing uolls….follow sunnah and syariah…

  • Commander_Chico

    In the video, the girl starts out by pushing the boy.

    What do they mean by “sexual harassment?” Is it unwanted touching, or just saying “Izzayik jamila?”

    Seems like a combination of the worst aspects of the brutal Egyptian police state and butch feminazism. Arresting young boys to be beaten and raped in prison, for what?

    • Michael Houston

      It’s pretty funny that someone would castigate others for “slavish acceptance of propaganda”, then follow that statement up with the propagandistic echo-chamber term “feminazi”. The video above is pretty inconclusive, but that Egypt has a real issue with violence against and oppression of women (frankly, most of the Muslim world does, even if the faux-liberals of the left prefer not to let it disturb their cultural relativist fantasy). FGM (mostly, though not exclusively, practiced in Muslim communities), is one example of this.

      • Commander_Chico

        Take the path of Caitlyn Jenner, you’re halfway there.

        I bet you’ve never been to a Muslim country.

    • Minymina

      You never cease to amaze me. You go on every article and no matter the subject you turn it into anti goverment slur to spread your BS.

      As an American, don’t you have your own country to look after?

      • Commander_Chico

        As an American, running the world and bringing freedom is my job.

        You have to admit I am right about that video.

        • Minymina

          You’re a sick disgusting f**k who shares the same views as ISIL. Kindly f**k off and spread your “freedom” somewhere else.

          You have to admit I am right about that video.

          Lol no, you’re a complete imbecile.

        • Nadia Samir EL-Bick

          Freedom is not given but earned!

          And you can not expect to watch the video from the moment the boy was harassing her! Its common sense. She pushed the boy because of what he did.
          What! Do you want to watch how he harassed her?

          And if you have never lived in OUR streets and speek our languge please do not bring your five sense into it because the world is not as you see it. You have to live it to understand it!

  • bobjethro .

    It should not be restricted to Sexual harrassment but all forms of violence against women. Egypt has a very high rate of violence against women.

    • Commander_Chico

      How about not cutting their clitorises off, first?

  • Minymina

    This woman is a f**king boss!!

    • m.salah

      Total badass #Respect

      • Commander_Chico

        Easy to be tough when you have 20 male cops around you and only beat up on small boys.

        • Rana H. Allam

          Only Small boys? have you seen the rest of the offenders? And Harassing goes from “Izzzayek ya Gamila” to “JUST” unwanted touching because neither of these actions and what in between is accepted nor was asked for. This is not butch feminisim it’s a measure. And what did the male cops do really? What do YOU do when you find a harrasser?

          • Omar Helmy

            what you’re saying is essentially taking away any form of freedom of speech, nothing at all that could be said should be punishable by 6 months in prison. i could understand if it were about unwanted touching but what you’re saying and what is being enforced is a MAJOR extreme.

          • m.salah

            i’m with you on freedom of speech and everyone has the right to say whatever they wants but only if it was “hi cutie” kinda thing. crossing the line and trash talking stranger just for being female, that’s something need to be punished for … (how would feel if people trash talk you every single day for just being your self?)

          • Minymina

            Freedom of speech doesn’t give you the right to harass woman whether it be verbally or physically.

          • Dr. Hashem

            You listen you chico, the boys then support this girl because they understand the meaning of being a man.

            This guys making harrass deserve punishment only cowards attack woman , blame woman, or defend harrassment people.

            True Egyptian man respect the egyptian girl, you understand this .

            Egyptian man respecting not making excuses for being stupid

  • Fleeb

    Thats right. THIS Egyptian woman sas to the harrasment

    You shuddaup and behave yourself or Imagonna bunch you

  • Egyptian1922

    Good. Imprison those animals.

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