Six arrested in Egypt over sexual harassment during Eid
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Egyptian authorities arrested Monday six young men accused of sexual harassment during the Eid-al-Fitr holiday.
In June, interim President Adly Mansour had issued a decree criminalizing sexual harassment as a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
The anti-sexual abuse decree amended existing laws that only vaguely referred to sexual harassment offenses as “indecent assaults.”
The decree defines a sexual harasser as a person seeking to achieve "an interest of a sexual nature," the Associated Press quoted presidential spokesman Ehab Badawi as saying.