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Public Prosecution: 7 of 9 defendants in Fairmont rape case fled the country before complaint filed

The Public Prosecution announced on Wednesday that seven of nine men accused in what is known as the “Fairmont case” have fled the country, according to a statement published on its official Facebook page. Allegations of a violent gang rape at the Fairmont Nile City Hotel in 2014 first appeared …

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Media orgs vow to investigate as Hisham Allam threatens rape accusers with legal action

An investigative journalist in Egypt facing multiple accusations of rape and sexual harassment has mounted an increasingly aggressive campaign to deny the allegations, threatening legal action against his accusers and even exposing fake testimonies that he himself created in an effort to discredit the claims. Meanwhile, several media outlets and …

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Egypt: Spate of ‘Morality’ Prosecutions of Women

Egyptian authorities have since late April 2020 carried out an abusive campaign targeting female social media influencers on charges that violate their rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and nondiscrimination, Human Rights Watch said today.

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