Egypt Watch

Four defendants in Fairmont rape crime arrested after fleeing to Lebanon

On Friday night, Egyptian media announced that the International Police Interpol had succeeded in arresting four accused in the case known in the media as “The Fairmont Girl” after they fled to Lebanon. She explained that the Lebanese authorities arrested the four defendants at Interpol’s request, which received an official right from the Egyptian Public Prosecution to bring them and deport to Egypt. Later, the Lebanese security authorities said that they had arrested only 3 of the five suspects in the same case who entered its territory, adding that the other two left Lebanon airport without declaring their destination. Earlier, the Egyptian Public Prosecution confirmed that seven of those accused of the collective assault on a girl in the “Fairmont” Hotel in Cairo had succeeded in escaping outside Egypt, ensuring that it had ordered international prosecution procedures against them.

A high-profile security source said that the Ministry of Interior’s security services published the names of the accused in all airports and ports after the Attorney General’s decision. Their names were included on the lists of anticipation of arrival and travel bans. On August 4, the Egyptian Public Prosecution received a letter from the National Council for Women (governmental), accompanied by a complaint submitted by one of the girls to the council about some people sexually assaulting her during 2014 inside the Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo.