Unknown to them, she was running it. The experiment started, in a flash of fury, in the dead of night. On July 1 Ms. Ashraf, a year-old philosophy major, was up late to cram for an exam the next morning when she became preoccupied with the fate of a Facebook post that had mysteriously disappeared. Days earlier, a fellow student at the American University in Cairo had posted a warning on Facebook about a man she said was a sexual predator — a brash, manipulative young man from a rich family said to be harassing and blackmailing women on campus. Now, Ms.
Egypt Detains Men for Alleged Sexual Orientation, Alongside Alleged Rapists | Human Rights Watch
Egyptian police arrested a man allegedly caught on a surveillance camera assaulting a young girl in widely shared footage that caused public outrage. It showed a man abusing a child near the staircase of a residential building in the upmarket Maadi district in the capital Cairo. He was confronted by a woman who opened the door of her apartment, an interruption that enabled the girl to escape, footage showed. The woman then pointed to a surveillance camera recording the incident. According to media reports, a team of investigators interviewed the woman who appeared in the video. She said the seven-year-old victim worked alongside her mother selling tissue boxes on the streets of the affluent neighbourhood. Twitter users in Egypt and the region expressed their shock and dismay at the incident.
Egypt's sex assault accusations spotlight social stigmas
During a friendly debate with a cab driver over the current political situation, he reaches over and repeatedly squeezes my thigh, in order to emphasize the key points in his argument. In Egypt, it is not uncommon for men to display affection or camaraderie through physical interaction, often to the extent of violating what some may consider their personal space. However, for those unfamiliar with the local culture, similar examples of male bonding can be a source of confusion and, in some cases, concern. A clueless foreigner on the streets of Cairo might assume that two men with their arms linked are gay lovers.
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