Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrate his inauguration in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)
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Egyptian authorities have arrested seven men for sexually harassing women near Cairo's Tahrir Square while thousands celebrated the inauguration of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the Interior Ministry said Monday.Last week Egypt issued a new law which punishes sexual harassment with at least six months in jail or fines of at least 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($420).A U.N. report on women last year said 99.3 percent of women and girls had been subjected to sexual harassment in Egypt, which some analysts say reflects a general rise in violence in Egyptian society over the past half-decade.Many say Egyptian society as a whole needs to take sexual harassment more seriously.
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