In first, Egypt hits 13 with charges over mass sex attacks in Cairo

Jun 15, 2014

In first, Egypt hits 13 with charges over mass sex attacks in Cairo

Egypt’s prosecution service on Saturday referred 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. It was the first time charges have been made in the North African country in ...

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

Jun 14, 2014

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country’s newly elected president. Presidential spokesman Ehab Badawy said in a statement that the Egyptian Embassy in Washington made the request to ...

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Jun 12, 2014

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged lawmakers to cease insensitive and ambiguous word play over rape and to work together to protect all women, in his first comments on the issue since the gang rape and murder of two girls shocked the ...

Egypt's el-Sissi faces furor over 'sexual terrorism'

| Jun 11, 2014

Egypt's el-Sissi faces furor over 'sexual terrorism'

A video of a woman being sexually assaulted at inaugural celebrations for Egypt’s new president has thrown another spotlight on a national epidemic, but activists believe that stopping such attacks will be difficult. Graphic footage, apparently filmed on Sunday using a mobile phone, shows ...

Ferocious sexual assault on student at Cairo rally prompts outrage

Jun 10, 2014

Ferocious sexual assault on student at Cairo rally prompts outrage

A string of sexual assaults on women during celebrations of Egypt’s presidential inauguration — including a mass attack on a 19-year-old student who was stripped in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — prompted outrage Monday as a video emerged purportedly showing the teenager, bloodied and naked, ...

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

Jun 8, 2014

Indian minister says rapes happen 'accidentally'

A minister from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has said rapes happen “accidentally,” in the latest controversial remarks by a politician amid renewed anger over attacks against women. Ramsevak Paikra, the home minister of central Chhattisgarh state who is responsible for law ...