UN Secretary General Expresses Concern Over ‘Sexual Assault Cases’ During Egyptian Protests

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said he hopes Egyptians will do more to ensure women are not sexually assaulted or hurt during the ongoing protests against Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi.

“I really hope that while addressing all this current crisis in a peaceful  manner, they should pay more attention to the female demonstrators  since we have seen many sexual assault cases over the course of the  demonstrations,” Moon told reporters in Iceland. “Until now, I think that the situation has been managed rather peacefully,  but unfortunately there have been some casualties, particularly females that  have been injured or killed.” 

Moon’s comments followed widespread reports of sexual assaults during the demonstrations. 

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