2 sentenced to 1 year for attacking soldier
tahrir's harsser during the trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Heliopolis Misdemeanor Court sentenced two men to two years in prison on charges of harassment and attacking a soldier, yet suspended a one-year sentence for harassment, Youm7.

The investigations revealed that the two defendants verbally harassed two female students in Heliopolis, and a soldier interfered to defend them.

The two defendants attacked the soldier, beat him and ripped his clothes. The solider called for help from residents, who captured the defendants who were then taken to the Heliopolis police station, where a police report was filed about the two incidents.

Before the verdict was issued, the families of the two students submitted a request to reconcile, but the court rejected.

Women in Egypt are now able to sue harassers after the adoption of new amendments to the penal code ratified by former president Adly Mansour; convicted sexual harassers face imprisonment of not less than one year and a fine of at least 3,000 EGP ($422.)

Twelve suspects now stand trial after they were accused of sexual assault and harassment in Tahrir Square during inaugural celebrations of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

The defendants also face charges of kidnapping, torture, and attempted rape and murder, for five separate cases over a 5-day period in Tahrir Square, from the June 3 announcement of the election results to the June 8 inauguration.

A video of a mob harassing and stripping a woman naked went viral on social networking website earlier this month and sparked public outrage. President Sisi visited the victim at the hospital, and called on You Tube to remove the video of the assault.

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