Sunday, August 15, 2010

Egyptian Woman Tells TV of Police Rape

The Associated Press
Egyptian woman tells TV of alleged police rape
(AP) - Aug 6, 2010

CAIRO — An Egyptian woman has given an unusual televised account to a private station accusing police officers of raping and robbing her in a rural part of the country.

The allegations feed into a growing debate in Egypt about police abuse, which human rights groups say is systematic.

The purported rape victim, wearing a full-face veil, told the Modern Masr station that three men tied her down in the back of a police van and took turns raping her. She had stopped to ask for directions.

Sobbing, the woman says she went public to caution other women about police abuse.

Rights activist Aida Seif al-Dawla said Friday that her center is reaching out to the victim to help her with the trauma of the attack and the media exposur

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