Finally, Egypt’s attorney general investigates Fairmont gang rape

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The Egyptian Public Prosecution has announced that the prosecutor general has ordered an investigation into the case of the alleged gang rape of an 18-year-old girl at the Fairmont Nile City Hotel. This statement came after a wave of anger about this case, especially amid accusations that the authorities were turning a blind eye because it involved the sons of VIPs. In a brief statement, the Public Prosecution said that it had received a file from the National Council for Women accompanied by a complaint from a young woman regarding sexual abuse in 2014 inside the Fairmont Nile City Hotel. The file also contained a number of testimonies about the alleged crime, said the statement by the Public Prosecution. “The Prosecutor General has ordered a judicial examination of the submitted papers and an investigation into the incident, and the Public Prosecution will announce the results of the investigations at a time it deems appropriate, in order to preserve the sanctity of the investigations and their conduct.”

Legal sources told Egypt Watch that there are other complaints related to sexual crimes carried out by a number of the same perpetrators as those involved in the Fairmont Nile City Hotel gang rape.