Egypt’s parliament has given final approval to draft law amendments that will introduce tougher penalties for sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace or on public transport, which include prison sentences of up to five years.
The amendments, approved on 12 November, make it an offence to engage in physical, verbal, visual, or online harassment, which carries penalties of between two and four years in prison and a fine of up to EGP 200,000 (£5,200).
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