Egypt orders changes to statue ‘depicting sexual harassment’

An Egyptian artist has been forced to change a sculpture honouring fallen soldiers after it was criticised as apparently depicting sexual harassment.

Mother of the Martyr features a slender peasant woman – a common representation of Egypt – being held by a helmeted soldier.

But residents in the city of the Sohag claim it is inappropriate.

The concrete statue, located close to a girls’ school in the city, has yet to be formally unveiled.