Egypt sentences seven men to life for Tahrir Square sex assaults, harassment Add to ...

July 16, 2014 3:30 PM

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Seven Egyptian men were jailed for life on Wednesday for attacking and sexually harassing women during rallies and celebrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The sentences were the longest since the President vowed to crack down on sexual assaults in June and the government criminalized sexual harassment, amid widespread criticism from activists and lawyers on its record on tackling such abuse.

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