Egypt: It’s a crime if I don’t speak
On the 23. of November 2012, the musician and music composer, Yasmine El Baramawy went to demonstrate on the Tahrir square in Cairo. It was a huge rally against the new constitution made by the then president Mohamed Mursi.
Little did she know, that this demonstration should become a nightmare for the young woman.
For 70-90 minutes Yasmine was sexually abused by dozens of men.
Two months later and after a new series of sexually motivated attacks on Tahrir Square, Yasmine El Baramawy decided to speak out.
As the first woman in Egypt, Yasmine went public – with name and face – and told her story on a national TV channel. And she and a group of woman have raised a case at the constitutional court In Egypt where they demand, that sexual harassment must become part of the penal code.
She never got a reply