Sexual violence aims to drive women out of Egyptian politics

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Sexual violence aims to drive women out of Egyptian politics

Violence against female protesters was a terrifying hallmark of the unrest that led to the fall of the Morsi government. Local NGOs documente more than 100 reports of sexual violence, including rape, between June 30 and July 3, the day of the “coup-volution” which ousted Morsi.

Both sides blamed each other: Morsi’s supporters said the attacks were the work of a “group of thugs” in Tahrir Square – the presidential advisor on foreign relations Essam Al-Haddad said: “These criminal acts do not appear to be politically motivated or controlled.”

 

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