Egyptian driver gets five years in prison for sexually harassing woman

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An Egyptian driver has been handed a five-year-imprisonment for sexually harassing a woman as she walked down a street in Cairo, a court announced on Sunday.

A year ago, the story of the brave Hind Abdel Sattar had been praised by millions of Egyptians. Refusing to let go of her attacker, Abdel Sattar insisted on handing-in a tuk-tuk male driver who sexually harassed her down the road to police custody, which later referred him to the prosecution and from there to trial.

Speaking about the incident to Al, Abdel Sattar says that while she was walking down a road near her house in the area of Hilwan, a tuk-tuk driver harassed her by hitting her body with his hand.

But when she ran after him to catch him, he ran away. However, by taking a picture of the number on his vehicle and recognizing his face characters, she went to the closest police station to report the incident.

Abdel Sattar did not shy away from telling the details of what happened to the police officer. And in a few hours, the driver was arrested by police, who brought him in confrontation with Abdel Sattar. The driver denied the accusation in the beginning, but later admitted that he harassed her and pleaded forgiveness.

But Abdel Sattar refused to forgive him and thus he was referred to trial. She noted to Al that despite several requests from her family to drop the case against the man, out of fear this could affect the driver’s future, because he was getting married just a few days after the incident. Abdel Sattar insisted that he receives the deserved punishment to serve as a lesson to others.

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