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Egypt: 33 killed in renewed violence

33 killed over past three days in Egypt - morgue officials Thousands flood to Tahrir Square as clashes continue Election plans in chaos amid calls for civilian government ICC pressures Libya over Saif and Senussi Syria locked in stand-off...Show More Summary

Report: Muslim Professor Killed for Decrying ISIS Persecution of Christians

During the Tahrir Square uprising in Cairo, part of the the Arab Spring in 2011, archaeologists and scholars fretted about the fate of Egypt's ancient monuments and the artifacts housed in the Cairo Museum, worrying the treasures from Egypt's pagan past would be lost in the midst of the political turmoil. Show More Summary

Egypt Throws Book at 9 for Tahrir Square Sex Assaults

Faced with rampant and public sex assaults over the last three years, Egypt today threw out a decisive deterrent and sentenced nine men to hefty jail terms, reports the Guardian. Seven men were given life sentences—three of those received multiple life sentences, notes the AP —while another two teenagers...

Five Egyptian Men Get Life in Prison For Sexually Harassing Women

Five Egyptian men were sentenced to life in prison for sexually harassing and attacking women during the presidential inaugural celebrations in Tahrir Square last month. These were likely the men shown attacking a 20-year-old student in YouTube video that went viral. Read more...

Life sentences for Egypt sexual assaults

Seven men sentenced to life in prison for sexually attacking women during public rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Egypt sentences 7 men to life in prison for sexual assaults

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults on women during a number of public rallies in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square.

Egypt Sentences 8 to Life for Sexual Assaults in Tahrir Square

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced eight men to life in prison for sexual assaults on women during a number of public rallies in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square. They are the first such heavy sentences against perpetrators of sexual violence following the government's decision to toughen penalties. Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: Egyptian Youth Demanded end to Military Trials for Civilians

By Juan Cole Now On the June 30 anniversary of the determined masses gathered in their millions at Tahrir Square and in city centers throughout Egypt, demanding a recall election for then…

Why This Summer Could Be the Arab Summer

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by the massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt's dreary police state. We stared in horror as, at one point, the Interior Ministry mobilized camel drivers to attack the demonstrators. Show More Summary

The Arab Millennials Will Be Back

Three Ways the Youth Rebellions Are Still Shaping the Middle East Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by the massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt’s dreary police state. Show More Summary

What the Arab Youth Movements have Wrought: Don’t Count them Out Yet

By Juan Cole via Tomdispatch.com Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by the massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt’s…

Tomgram: Juan Cole, Waiting for the Arab Summer

2 months agoNews : TomDispatch

Three and a half years ago, the world was riveted by the massive crowds of youths mobilizing in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to demand an end to Egypt’s dreary police state...

Is the Egyptian Government Finally Taking Action Against Sexual Harassment?

All photos by Ines Della Valle; Protesters gather outside the Cairo Opera House. Whilst thousands of people gathered in Tahrir Square to celebrate the election and inauguration of new President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi earlier this month,...Show More Summary

Egypt sends 13 to trial for Tahrir sex attack

The accused are charged with "rape, sexual attack, attempt to murder and torturing" women at Cairo square.

Can Egypt face up to its sexual assault problem?

At first, the blurry video of a celebration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, captured by an onlooker’s cellphone, is difficult to make out. Fireworks explode nearby as the shaky camera captures a crowd of men, jostling and shouting. Then, flashes of a…

Egypt Wants YouTube to Take That Mass Rape Video Down

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Egyptian authorities have asked YouTube to remove a video of a 19-year-old student being sexually assaulted by at least seven men and dragged through Tahrir Square during the weekend's inaugural celebrations. A spokesman for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi confirmed to Reuters that the victim herself wants the video to be taken down. Read more...

Egypt calls on YouTube to pull video of sexual assault in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing a naked woman with injuries being dragged through Cairo's Tahrir Square after being sexually assaulted during celebrations for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration.

Egyptian President Calls Sexual Harassment an "Alien Phenomenon"

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, who was inaugurated on Sunday amidst mass sexual assaults in Tahrir Square, called sexual harassment in the country an "alien phenomenon" in a statement today. Read more...

Egyptians Debate Gender Violence After Video Shows Woman Being Raped in Crowd

MoreSisi Inauguration Marred By Video Showing Apparent Sexual Assault In CrowdAn amateur video depicting a mass sexual assault in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during a rally celebrating the inauguration of Egypt’s new president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has triggered a rare national discussion of endemic gender-based violence. Show More Summary

Seven Arrested Over Sexual Assault in Tahrir Square During Sisi Inauguration

Seven men have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Tahrir Square as thousands celebrated the inauguration of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The arrests come after a video was posted on Youtube purportedly showing the attack. Show More Summary

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