VIDEO: Woman becomes first to get verdict against harasser in Upper Egypt

CCTV video of Rania beating up Islam after attacking her in the street. (Screengrab)

A 20-year-old Egyptian woman named Rania became the first to get a court ruling against a sexual harasser.

Rania from the governorate of Qena sued her sexual harasser who got three years in jail after beating him up and insisting on not letting him get away with his act.

A 25-year-old man called Islam groped Rania while she was making her way to the local market, the act was caught on a CCTV.

The video was used as evidence against the sexual harasser in court after it went viral on social media.

Masrawy news website reported that Islam was sentenced to three years in jail, in a first case to get a ruling against a sexual harasser in Upper Egypt.

Rania might be one of a few girls who came forward with their experience to put an end to sexual harassment as many victims refuse to speak out, out of feelings of fear and shame.

Harassers now face fines ranging between EGP 3000 ($175) to EGP 5000 ($285) and years of imprisonment as new forms of firm legal action to be taken against them since years.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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