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Egypt’s Reign of Political Rapes

A wave of sexual assaults in Cairo has led critics of the Morsi regime to charge that Egyptian Islamists are using rape as a tool to silence political dissent. Many of the victims of the attacks have been women protesting for equal rights. Criticism of the regime has intensified since reports emerged of 25 rapes taking place in Tahrir Square.

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Meanwhile, Russia Today captured some disturbing video footage of Cairo police stripping a protester and dragging him through the streets to an awaiting van. Two weeks in, the protests do not appear to be abating but growing more frequent and violent.

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