Police arrest Ahmed Bassam Zaki over 100 rape, harrasment accusations

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Sat, 04 Jul 2020 - 08:05 GMT

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CAIRO – 4 July 2020: Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a man accused of raping, sexually assaulting, threatening and harassing more than 100 woman got detained by the local police authority for investigation on Saturday.
 
The country’s top prosecution released a statement saying that its monitoring unit is taking all measures to consider and inspect what has been circulating on social media regarding accusations against a young man over forcing a number of girls to engage in sexual practice against their will. 
 
The unit will be analyzing the issue and evidence to submit them to the top prosecutor’s office.
 
The prosecution said that it has not received any official complaints or police reports from any woman harmed from Zaki, except only for one complaint filed by one of the girls submitted on the prosecution’s online website. The girl’s complaint was about threats from Zaki blackmailing her to engage in a sexual practice with him. 
 
The prosecution assured that it has not contacted in person any of the complaining women, and calls upon all media outlets and social media to abide by the facts and statements issued by the prosecution regarding this issue. 
 
Top prosecution: No official reports received regarding harassment accusations against young man
 
The American University in Cairo issued a statement Friday saying that he is no longer a student at the university after he left in 2018, ensuring that it does not tolerate with sexual harassment, and commit to maintaining a safe environment for all members of the university’s society.
 
Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) called on all harmed women to officially report the young man, whom the girls accused of committing multiple sexual assaults and rapes.
 
More than 100 girls provided evidence that Ahmed Bassam Zaki has previously harassed them online or in real life.
 
Any victims willing to come forward can contact the National Council of Women at 15115.

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