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Egypt imprisons nine men, most for life, in sexual assault case
Egypt imprisons nine men, most for life, in sexual assault case

An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years. The court had merged three cases in which eight women were the victims of sexual assault during three public gatherings over the last two years. Sexual harassment has been a recurrent issue in Egypt, with more than 250 documented cases of attacks on women between November 2012 and January 2014 in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of scores of political rallies, protests and celebrations since 2011. One assault last month on a 42-year-old woman who was stripped naked by a group of men was captured...

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