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Seven jailed for life over Egypt sexual assaults

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Egyptians celebrate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 3, 2014Egyptians celebrate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 3, 2014

Egyptians celebrate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 3, 2014Egyptians celebrate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory in Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 3, 2014

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, including during celebrations marking Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory last month.

Since the uprising that toppled long-time president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the problem of sexual harassment has grown enormously in Egypt, with women regularly attacked at rallies by mobs of men in and around the iconic square, the epicentre of protests.

Date created : 2014-07-16