Waiter accused of harassing Chinese tourist on Aswan train
Egypt's trains - YOUM7/Essam Abd el-Rahman

CAIRO:  A Chinese tourist reported she was harassed by an Egyptian waiter on a train to Aswan from Cairo, Youm7 reported Friday.

It was mentioned that the waiter was arrested by police forces to start an investigation following the incident.

On Oct 11, journalist Kimberly Adams tweeted on her handle @kmanews she woke up during her flight to Cairo to find a man groping her leg, and described her experience with airport officials as well as the tourism police who took her complaint.

A 2013 U.N. Women study reported 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have experienced harassment in their lives, with 96 percent reporting unwanted touching. A number of NGOs, including I Saw Harassment and Harass the Harassers, deploy on streets to counter attacks during holidays and other large gatherings.

In June during the inauguration of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, a brutal sexual assault against a woman and her daughter in Tahrir Square was caught on film and uploaded to social media, prompting outrage from the government as well as civic groups. The newly elected President paid a visit to the victim in the hospital to apologize and promise justice for victims of harassment and assault.

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