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Six arrested in Egypt over sexual harassment during Eid

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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 offences 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.


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