Amnesty tells Egypt to probe mob attacks on women

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CAIRO - Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to investigate reports of sexual assaults on women protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in order to end impunity for repeated attacks.
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IL Principe

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#22 Jun 13, 2012
Well, at least many of them are if you ask me MM.

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#23 Jun 13, 2012
Actually Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe and one of the highest in the world, There were 46 incidents of rape per 100,000 residents.


20,000 women or girls raped every year in Egypt, according to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. This figure implies that an average of about 55 women are raped every day in Egypt.

However, owing to the fear of social disgrace in Islamic countries, victims are reluctant to report cases, and experts say the number is much higher.

“If the Ministry of the Interior gets 20,000 then you should multiply it by 10,” said Engy Ghozlan of the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights (ECWR) anti-harassment campaign.

In Egypt, for example spousal rape is not illegal or reported as it is in Western countries.

Rape is also a problem within many families. This is especially so in more traditional parts of Egypt, where “honour killings” may take place to redeem the family of the rape victim so a majority of rapes go unreported.

Worse yet,“Honour crimes” are not technically illegal in Egypt.
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<quoted text> Mr. StatsCan; do you want to post the stats on sexual harrassment in the WEST for NON-VEILED women? You know, in the interest of impartiality and all that?

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