Video shows Egyptian woman arresting harasser

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Screen shots from the video showing the woman arresting her harasser. (YouTube)
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Screen shots from the video showing the woman arresting her harasser.(YouTube)
Updated 17 February 2018
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Video shows Egyptian woman arresting harasser

QENA: A recently released video shows a 20-year-old woman who was harassed in Upper Egypt holding a tight grip of her harasser, shortly before handing him over to police.
The incident has reportedly led to a strict three-year sentence for the 25-year-old man who appeared in the video as punishment for the harassment.
The punishment was considered the first-of-its-kind in the conservative Upper Egyptian community, according to Masrawy news website.  
Recently released footage showed the victim — dressed in a long, black robe while wearing a blue headscarf — being targeted by a man in a red shirt. 
She fiercely reacted by running after him, banging his head with her bag several times, to which he reacted by beating her. 
A man on a motorcycle intervened, trying to stop them from beating each other, but failed. 
Unfazed by the harasser’s violence toward her, the woman insisted on getting a hold of him, until passers-by surrounded the two of them in an attempt to defuse the situation. 

It is reported that the woman handed her harasser over to police, who arrested him. 
The court sentenced him to three years in jail.
The verdict was hailed at the time  by the National Council for Women in Qena for “its fairness toward Egyptian women.” 
The Women’s Guidance and Legal Awareness Center said the strict verdict is “a deterrent to anyone who does such things”.


OIC chief holds talks with ministers during UN General Assembly

Updated 36 min 13 sec ago
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OIC chief holds talks with ministers during UN General Assembly

  • Al-Othaimeen attended the reception ceremony hosted by Donald Trump on Monday
  • The Palestinian issue was also top of the topics that the chief of OIC discussed in his meeting

JEDDAH: Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, met the United Nations’ special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
They discussed the latest developments in the Syrian crisis, and Al-Othaimeen emphasized the need to reach a peaceful solution and address the humanitarian situation.
Al-Othaimeen also met Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations in all fields of cooperation, especially in fighting terrorism and extremism, in addition to discussing the Palestinian issue and supporting UNRWA, the relief agency for Palestinian refugees in the Near East.
The Palestinian issue was also top of the topics that the chief of OIC discussed in his meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who said his country gave the Palestinian issue special attention, highlighting that there is a large Muslim community in Venezuela and that his country is keen to strengthen relations with the OIC.
Al-Othaimeen met the Iraqi minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari. They discussed the latest developments in Iraq following the elections and the Basra events, and the importance of holding the Makkah II conference to achieve social reconciliation in Iraq. He also stressed OIC’s support for stability in Iraq.
Moreover, the chief of OIC met the president of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi, and stressed the support of his organization for Kosovo until it wins the recognition of OIC member states as an independent state.
Al-Othaimeen attended the reception ceremony hosted by US President Donald Trump on Monday evening for the delegation heads participating in the UN General Assembly.