Egyptian Government Criticized Anew Over Response to Sexual Assaults

June 11, 2014 6:35 AM

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Cairo, Egypt: Rape victims and women's rights advocates lashed out Tuesday at the escalating attempts by the Egyptian government and news media to dismiss a plague of sexual assaults more than three years after the Arab Spring uprising began to expose the scale of the problem.

"Those who insulted me and called me a liar, did you come to understand what gang rape means?" Yasmine Baramawy, who was assaulted more than a year ago during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, wrote on Facebook.

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