Egypt's Sisi faces challenge over 'sexual terrorism'

A video of a woman being sexually assaulted at inaugural celebrations for Egypt’s new president has spotlighted a national epidemic, but activists believe that stopping such attacks will be difficult. Graphic footage, apparently filmed on Sunday using a mobile phone, shows a mob of men surrounding the young woman, who was stripped of her clothes and badly bruised in the assault in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square. “Sexual assaults and rapes by mobs are now part of reality. This is sexual terrorism,” said Zeinab Sabet, a prominent activist with “Dignity Without Borders”, a group battling sexual violence.

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