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Seven arrested in Egypt for sexually assaulting woman in Tahrir Square

Egyptian authorities have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a woman near Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The incident happened while thousands were celebrating the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

A video posted on YouTube on Sunday, claiming to depict one of the Tahrir assaults, showed a naked woman with injuries on her hip being dragged through a large crowd at night towards an ambulance. 

The footage caused uproar, Reuters reported.

It is not clear whether her attackers were among those arrested for Sunday’s violence.

The woman was hospitalised after she was attacked, the officials said.

They gave no details on her condition and spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorised to speak to the media, Al Jazeera America reported.

Source: Reuters, Al Jazeera America

 

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