Egypt’s Prosecutor General orders an appeal against acquittal of 3 men involved in stripping elderly Christian woman in Minya



Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 10:03 GMT


Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 10:03 GMT

CAIRO – 11 January 2020: Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el Sawy ordered an appeal against the acquittal of three men involved in stripping a 74-year-old Christian woman in Minya.

On Thursday, Minya Criminal Court, issued a ruling acquitting the three defendants involved in the case of stripping the elderly woman. However, The Prosecutor General decision was taken following a study carried out by his office.

The incident goes back to May 2016 when a group of Muslim people stripped Souad Thabet (74 years) and paraded her naked in Al-Karm village in Abu Qurqas city of Minya after a clash erupted in the village due to rumors of an illegal relationship between a married Muslim woman and Thabet’s son. The defendants also had attacked her husband and torched her house.

In January 2020, the three men were sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia; however, a retrial was held after they appeared before the court, which directed their acquittal of the above-mentioned charges.

Dozens of people went to social media platforms, creating a hashtag #سيده_الكرم  (Al-Karm Laday).





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