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Egyptian lawyer is sentenced to 3 years in prison for inciting rape and sexual harassment

Egyptian lawyer is sentenced to 3 years in prison for inciting rape and sexual harassment

An Egyptian lawyer who made the scandal statement regarding ripped jeans and rape has been jailed for three years. Nabih al-Wahsh said it was part of the ‘national duty’ to rape women wearing such garments because they were “inviting men to harass them”, but the court disagreed him.

The lawyer who offered to rape the women in ripped jeans is in jail already, an Egyptian Femida didn’t share his opinion that women – even his own daughter – deserved to be raped for wearing ripped jeans. On Friday, Nabih al-Wahsh has been fined (20,000 Egyptian pounds, or £840), later the radical lawyer was locked up.

During his original interview on the Infirad Show, Wahsh allowed himself extremely sharp expressions regarding the women’s apparel, which was even more valid if the jeans were ripped from the back.

“Girls must respect themselves so others respect them,”

he said.

“Protecting morals is more important than protecting borders.”

Despite the backlash, Wahsh refused to back down and has even released an updated statement to another media website where he said ‘his daughter would also deserve sexual harassment or even a rape if she decided to wear jeans that are ripped from the back, BBC reported.

The National Council for Women fights back

The National Council for Women strongly condemned the statements of al-Wahsh.

“All the members of the council denounce and decry this statement that explicitly promotes rape and sexual harassment,”

the statement reads.

According to the national and international human rights reports, more than 99 percent of Egyptian women have been subject to sexual harassment. Maya Morsi, the Council head, added that what al-Wahsh said is a violation of the Egyptian constitution that protects women’s rights. She expressed her astonishment that such a statement comes out from a lawyer who is supposed to be defending the rights of women, according to a previous article by Egyptian Streets.