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Woman physically assaulted for not covering her hair is detained

18 Oct 2021

18 October 2021: A pharmacist, Isis Mustafa, was arbitrarily arrested on 16 October, after she had filmed and filed an official report of physical assault and harassment at her workplace. The video of her being assaulted was shared widely online. She stated that she had been beaten and harassed for not wearing the veil. On 18 October, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to hand her a pre-trial detention order for “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading false news".

See The New Arab (October 2021), Belady (October 2021) and Mada Masr on Facebook (October 2021)., .


Joint Statement from Belady, New Woman Foundation and Sinai Foundation for Human Rights