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Egypt's new president Sisi vows to end sexual assaults
« on: June 11, 2014, 03:17:44 AM »
President Sisi introduced a new law that has for the first time made sexual harassment a crime

Egypt's new president has ordered the police to launch a crackdown on sexual assaults amid growing public anger.

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi also called for citizens to "reinstate moral values in society" after a graphic video of sexual assault victim went viral.

Mr Sisi's inauguration as president on Sunday was marred by a string of sexual assaults on women in Cairo.

Several men have been arrested over the attacks in Tahrir Square, where his supporters were celebrating.

A statement from President Sisi's office said he had told the Interior Minister to ensure there is full implementation of a new law that has for the first time made sexual harassment a crime.

The law decrees that those found guilty of harassment in public or private will face up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of 50,000 Egyptian pounds ($6,990; £4,160).

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-27786530



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