Seven arrested in Egypt for sexual assault

Published June 9th, 2014 - 05:00 GMT

Police in Egypt have arrested seven men on suspicion of sexually assaulting women at inaugural celebrations for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, AFP reported Egyptian officials as saying Monday.

Graphic footage from a video, widely shared on social media, shows a group of men at Cairo's Tahrir Square surrounding a bruised woman whose clothes were torn off.

According to AFP, Egyptian security officials authenticated the recording and said police had detained seven men aged for attacking the 19-year-old student.


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