Egypt court hands down prison sentences for nine convicted of sexual assault

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced nine men to prison for participating in mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square during celebrations for the inauguration of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi [BBC profile]. The ruling comes a month after el-Sisi called for action to combat the rash of sexual assaults [Ahram Online report] that has plagued the country since the 2011 ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive]. Interim president Adly Mansour [BBC profile] issued a…


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