Trans woman held in Egypt at risk of ‘sexual violence’ | 2019-03-09 | daily-sun.com

Trans woman held in Egypt at risk of ‘sexual violence’

9 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BEIRUT: Human Rights Watch and Amnesty have warned that a young transgender woman arrested in Egypt is at risk of “sexual violence” and abuse, reports AFP.

Malak al-Kashef, 19, was arrested this week on charges of joining a “terrorist” group and misusing social media to commit a crime with the aim of disrupting public order, her lawyer Amr Mohamed said.

“The state security prosecution ordered Malak al-Kashef to be detained 15 days pending investigation,” Mohamed said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Amnesty said her arrest appeared to be linked to her calls for a protest following a crash at Cairo’s main train station that killed least 22 people.


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