Egyptian women protest against harbadment and badual badault in Cairo, November 2015.
(Photo credit: REUTERS / AMR ABDALLAH DALSH)
Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh was sentenced to three years in prison this week for saying that women who wore torn pants deserved to be raped.
Al Wahsh made the comments in a televised panel on a draft legislation on prostitution in the country, according to the BBC.
"Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind?" I ask. "I say that when a girl walks like this, it is a patriotic duty to harbad her badually and a national duty to rape her."
"Girls must respect themselves for others to respect them," she said, adding that women who wear revealing clothes are "…" inviting men to harbad them & # 39; & # 39;
In addition to his prison sentence, Al Wahsh was fined $ 1,130.
Al Wahsh has made similar controversial statements before. A self-styled "proud anti-Semite" has denied the Holocaust and called for violence against the Israelis. In 2016, he hinted that the EgyptAir Flight 804 accident, in which 66 people died while driving to Cairo from Paris, was orchestrated by Israel.
A report published last month by the Thomas Reuters Foundation named Cairo as the most dangerous megalopolis for women; Experts said that women in the city suffer badual harbadment and badault on a daily basis. The survey revealed that, of all the more than 10 million cities in the world, women in Cairo are the least protected in the world of harmful cultural practices such as bad mutilation, forced marriage and female infanticide. A 2013 United Nations survey revealed that 99% of women in Cairo had reported cases of badual harbadment at least once in their lives.