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Women Protesters In Egypt Sexually Assaulted

Thousands of women participated in Egypt's 2011 antigovernment protests.
Thousands of women participated in Egypt's 2011 antigovernment protests.
A protest against sexual harassment in the Egyptian capital Cairo has been broken up after a group of men attacked the demonstrators and sexually assaulted several of the female participants.
 
The march Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square was being attended by dozens of women and male supporters protesting earlier attacks against female protesters in other demonstrations.
 
Earlier this week, a reporter with the Associated Press news agency witnessed an attack on a single woman by close to 200 men.
 
A number of the victims have suggested such assaults are aimed at driving women out of Egypt's pro-democracy movement.
 
A 2008 report by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights says two-thirds of women in Egypt experience sexual harassment on a daily basis.
 
Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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by: William from: Aragon
June 09, 2012 00:43
"Earlier this week, a reporter with the Associated Press news agency witnessed an attack on a single woman by close to 200 men." Really, what is the name of this reporter who claims to bear witness, because the global media has circulated this statement with no ID given. The credibility of the source is quesionable.

by: NoOneIsListeningToYou from: USA
June 09, 2012 05:59
Where is NOW? Where is Hilary Clinton? Where is Barak Hussein Obama?
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by: Anonymous
June 09, 2012 20:40
Read between the lines "'The march Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square was being attended by dozens of Muslims protesting earlier attacks against Muslim protesters in other demonstrations by the military Mubarak's government soldiers who are still in power."

by: Anonymous
June 10, 2012 09:00
so, against the backdrop of the recent posts in various media about violence and sexual harassment against women it's somehow understandable why many women in Arab nations have to cover themselves with the veil for their own protection.
still though, as underscored by this and other articles even the veil doesn't curb sexual harassment.
where are the Arab Muslim men who respect the quran and guard their modesty?
sura 24:30

by: Vakhtang from: Moscow
June 10, 2012 14:54
Could respected journalists from Radio Liberty to explain what they mean by the words-sexual harassment..
Is well known that in many countries it is understood in different ways..
In some countries- to look at a woman is dangerous...she can sue you..
In other countries you can hug, kiss, stroke her and it is normal
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We know that in Egypt after the revolution, no one wants to work, but to break the all-around, beating a face and robbing.
Egyptian today said: "We did Revolution-to sit on the square and that they brought us the food and money."

So what from itself represents the Egyptian sexual harassment??
They undress women, touching her private parts,prick her with a needle, abused her by unquotable words?..

or Radio Liberty to check it listeners on their level of imagination-what can do an Egyptian revolutionary male to Egyptian female in the light of the "new", "excellent "post-revolutionary life....

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