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Egyptian Court Arrests Rape Suspects Under Pressure From an Online Campaign
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Egyptian Court Arrests Rape Suspects Under Pressure From an Online Campaign

In Egypt, a rape case from 2014 has suddenly come to light thanks to a campaign on social media. A group of seven men then allegedly raped a woman in a luxury hotel in the capital Cairo.   The suspects would have filmed their act to blackmail and silence the woman. They have now been arrested after a major online campaign. The opening of the investigation and arrest of the suspects is a victory for an ever-growing #MeToo movement in Egypt. An Egyptian Instagram account campaigning against sexual assault in the country brought the rape case to light last month. The "Assault Police" account was only launched last month and already has almost 200,000 followers. Here is inserted content from a social media network that wants to write or read cookies. You have not permitted for this....