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Egyptian lawyer urges to rape women with ripped jeans

Thu, 02.11.2017 12:03



Egypt's National Council for Women’s Rights (NCWR) is filing a report with the country's prosecutor-general following televised remarks made by a controversial lawyer who said it was "a national duty" to rape women who wear ripped jeans.

“Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders,”lawyer Nabih Al-Wahsh said during a panel discussion on TV. He doubled down on his comments, adding that it was “a national duty” to rape girls who wear ripped jeans, as he claimed they were inciting sexual harassment.

Egypt's National Council for Women’s Rights (NCWR) is filing a report with the country's prosecutor-general following televised remarks made by a controversial lawyer who said it was "a national duty" to rape women who wear ripped jeans.

“Girls must respect themselves so others respect them. Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders,”lawyer Nabih Al-Wahsh said during a panel discussion on TV. He doubled down on his comments, adding that it was “a national duty” to rape girls who wear ripped jeans, as he claimed they were inciting sexual harassment.

NCWR head Maya Morsi blasted Nabih Al-Wahsh’s comments as both a "flagrant call for rape" and a direct violation of the Egyptian constitution in a statement published Sunday. The council is filing a complaint to the Supreme Media Council against both Al-Wahsh and the Al-Assema channel.

Al-Wahsh previously described Egypt’s National Center for Women as a "suspicious den" carrying out a Western agenda that was responsible for the "spread of divorces" and the "destruction of Egypt," according to Al Watan.

A 2013 report commissioned by the UN found that 99 percent of women in Egypt had experienced some form of sexual assault. For context, the Egyptian government only criminalized sexual assault in 2014.

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