Skip to comments.Almost 100 women sexually assaulted in Cairo: Human Rights Watch
Posted on 07/03/2013 8:08:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Close to 100 women have fallen victim to "rampant" sexual attacks in Cairo's Tahrir Square during four days of protests against Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
"Mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square... amid a climate of impunity," HRW, which is based in New York, said in a statement.
It cited figures from the Egyptian Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault, which runs a hotline for victims of sexual assault, showing that there were 46 such attacks against women on Sunday, 17 on Monday and 23 on Tuesday.
Another women's rights group, Nazra for Feminist Studies, reported that there were another five attacks on Friday, said HRW.
The watchdog called on Egyptian officials and political leaders "across the spectrum to condemn and take immediate steps to address the horrific levels of sexual violence" in the iconic square.
"The rampant sexual attacks during the Tahrir Square protests highlight the failure of the government and all political parties to face up to the violence that women in Egypt experience on a daily basis in public spaces," said Joe Stork, HRW's deputy Middle East director.
"These are serious crimes that are holding women back from participating fully in the public life of Egypt at a critical point in the country's development." Several women required surgical intervention after the attacks, some were "beaten with metal chains, sticks, and chairs, and attacked with knives," HRW said.
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Muslim Brotherhood taking advantage of the opportunity for a little R&R..
thank you rats and rinos for the real ‘war on women’.
Muslims are sexually repressed. Civil disorder is going to present opportunities for sexual crimes. It just stands to reason.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the government. Did they expect them to come out of hiding and into a crowd of a million men to “stop the rapes”?
Ninety Muslim women going into a mob of a million Muslim men is fully "participating" in "public" life to me.
Behind every Muslim male there is a mother to blame, and another female to take it out on.
sounds like the protests are a cover for an orgy going on - are the cities of Chicago and Detroit much different??
That’s what bearded savages do, between yelling, jumping up and down, and killing.