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Al-Sisi, who once defended virginity tests, vows to punish perpetrators of Tahrir sexual assault

Egyptian ex-army chief and military coup leader Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who has recently been inaugurated as president paid a visit to the sexual assault victim on Wednesday and reportedly instructed authorities to investigate the incident.

The security team assigned by Sisi to investigate the attack has started to review video evidence to find out the identity of the attackers and arrest them.

Egyptian TV broadcast a conversation between Sisi and the victim, in which he addressed Egyptian women saying: "Don't be sad. Don't be angry. We will bring you your rights."

Moreover, Sisi addressed the police and judiciary, saying: "Please do something. Our dignity is violated in the streets. We will not accept that."

It is worth mentioning that al-Sisi has been known for justifying virginity tests against female detainees during the rule of the military council following the January 25 revolution. Since the military coup led by Sisi, dozens of young women, particularly students, have been killed or arbitrarily arrested for protesting against military rule.

 

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