Sexual assaults in Egypt: nine men jailed
July 17 , 2014
Egypt has sent nine men for a long term to jail for sexually assaulting women during a rally held to celebrate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s election as president, according to media reports.
While seven convicted men were sentenced to life imprisonment , two were given 20-year jail terms for sexually assaulting women during the June 8 rally in Tahrir Square.
Unlike previous Egyptian regimes, President Sisi’s government seems to be taking cases of sexual violence in the country seriously and is cracking down on offenders.