Lawyer Nabih El Wahsh notorious for hate speech called for rape and harassment of women wearing revealing clothes – File Photo
CAIRO – 29 October 2017: The National Council for Women (NCW) filed a complaint to the Public Prosecutor against lawyer Nabih El Wahsh for his statements in a TV show describing raping and harassing women who wear revealing clothes as a “national and patriotic” duty.
The NCW chairperson, Maya Morsi, told the press that such statements are a breach to the Constitution which ensures the safety and protection of women. She added that it is shocking such calls are made by someone whose profession is preserving people’s rights and freedoms, inhibiting crimes, and achieving justice.
“The statement is a direct incitement on rape and harassment which threatens public security, and peace,” Morsi stipulated. She stated that a complaint has been filed with the Supreme Council for Media Regulation to take action against the TV channel that hosted him and the newspaper that reported on the interview, despite his notoriety for hate speech.
The NWC issued a statement warning the media writ-large from interviewing such people and promoting statements that encourage violence against women and reflect a derogatory image of women.