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Court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks


CAIRO – A court in Egypt on Saturday sentenced to jail a lawyer who said women wearing ripped jeans should be raped.

Nabih Al Wahsh was sentenced in absentia to three years in prison for making the comments during a television programme.

Wahsh had said it was a “national duty” to rape women wearing tight, ripped jeans.

His comments provoked outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial.

The prosecution charged him with “publicly inciting to flout the law” and “spreading with malice reports and statements meant to perturb public order… and harm the public interest”. DAJ/Expat Media


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