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Egyptian women describe sexual abuse by officials as routine


These women, speaking publicly for the first time, talked about sexual violations that they said had been committed in police stations, prisons and hospitals in Egypt.

While talking to The New York Times, Egyptian women said that they were stripped, groped and sexually abused by officials at police stations, prisons and hospitals. The women added that they were either arrested for speaking out or had gone to authorities to report a crime. One police officer said that sexual abuse of women by legal authorities was "everywhere".

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