Egyptian lawyer jailed, fined for inciting men to rape women who wear ripped jeans

The highly controversial and extremely outspoken conservative lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh has been jailed for three years and fined 20,000 Egyptian pounds ($1,130) for inciting men to rape women who wear ripped jeans.

Al-Wahsh made the remarks on national television in October in which he stating that it was Egyptians’ national duty to rape women who wear ripped jeans.

“Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” Al-Wahsh said during the televised debate on the issue of prostitution on October 19. “I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”

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