Thursday, May 31, 2007
Egyptian Women: Sexual Harassment and Police Torture
"One testimony is by a woman named Sa'adiya, whose relative was suspected of murder. "They brought me first to Al-Zahra' and later to the Helwan Station. We sat in this kind of freezer . . . The officer in front of us ordered the others to urinate on the ground next to us. I tried to get into the corner so I wouldn't see, and they beat me with a whip all over my body, and ripped my clothes off and left me naked. Three days without sleep and two or three times a day they stripped me naked." She goes on to say that an officer bound her with a thick rope while she was naked and beat her."