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Police Detain Ahmed Bassam Zaki, Man Accused of Raping, Assault and Harassing Over 50 Women

July 4, 2020

Alleged sex offender Ahmed Bassam Zaki was apprehended earlier today according to a statement released by the office of the Egyptian Public Prosecution. According to the statement, Zaki was detained pending further investigations into the matter. In recent days, Zaki has been accused of raping, sexually assaulting and harassing dozens of women. Sabah Khodir, one of the activists instrumental in exposing Zaki through Instagram, also confirmed to Egyptian Streets news of his detention. Zaki was reportedly arrested to prevent him evading arrest by possibly leaving Egypt and in preparation for official complaints being made by his victims in the next 48 hours. The National Council of Women (NCW) and a team of lawyers are currently working on the case and are urging women and girls who have been victims of Zaki’s sexual misconduct to come forward and to contact them as soon as possible to ensure his indictment. If Zaki is not charged, due to lack of complaints, he will be released, those working closely with the NCW on the case, told Egyptian Streets. Khodir told Egyptian Streets that the next days are crucial and that it is important for all…


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