(London Daily Mail) Sex attacks on female protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square are premeditated and state-backed, claims an organisation that rescues sexually assaulted female activists.

Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution and the highest number of sexual crimes against women in Tahrir Square to date.

Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault (OpAntiSh), set up to rescue victims from the Square received 19 reports of group sexual assaults, six of which resulted in hospitalisation, while the worst case involved the mutilation of a woman’s genitalia with a knife.

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