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Woman who assaulted ladies on metro due to their ‘revealing’ clothes released after reconciliation

Three ladies who have been assaulted on the metro by a woman due to their “revealing clothes” have now waived the claim they filed against her after she reportedly apologized to them.

Aya Sobhy, one of the victims of the incident, recounted the details of the incident at the public prosecutor’s office, on Thursday, through her instagram account.

“I wrote this, and this was what happened today in the Public Prosecution… to prevent (rumors),” Sobhy said.

Sobhy explained, through a post on her page on the Instagram, that the woman accused of assaulting her and two other ladies on metro in Helwan apologized for the assault along with her son and her husband.

She added that her son claimed that his mother was suffering from psychological disorders, due to the death of a relative.

“The accused woman did not make any statements to the press, because she has been detained since yesterday, and therefore, anything published on her behalf is incorrect,” Sobhy added.

“We decided to have a reconciliation report based on the apology of the woman.

  1. Her son and her husband, and their retraction before the prosecutor about everything they had done,” she wrote, adding: “We went (to the prosecutor’s office) with the same clothes that we wore at the time of the (assault), which are loose over-sized t-shirts and jeans.

“We hope the incident will be a lesson and a warning to society so that no one crosses their boundaries with other girls, whether verbally or physically,” Sobhy wrote.

The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday evening the arrest of a woman who assaulted two other young ladies for wearing “revealing clothes” in the metro.

A video clip, which included a woman insulting, cursing, and beating two young women in the metro was published on the internet on Wednesday.

The ministry said in a statement on Thursday morning that it examined a

video clip, which was published on a news website and it was of a woman assaulting, insulting, cursing, and beating two girls who were riding in the metro, for objecting to their clothes.

Investigations identified the perpetrator of the incident and she was arrested, it added.

The suspect is a housewife residing in the Dar al-Salaam neighborhood in Cairo and she confessed during interrogations to reprimanding the two girls while advising one of them to wear her clothes in a modest manner.

Legal measures were taken regarding her, said the statement. 

The person responsible for taking the video of the incident said that she was accompanied by her friends in the metro, and was surprised by a woman saying to one of her friends: “Cover your arm, young men are ascending and descending (the metro), how do you wear like this?”

She added: “My friend replied to her: what’s wrong with my clothes? I am wearing normal clothes. And in fact she was wearing a normal T-shirt with a half sleeve.”

“The woman insulted us with obscene words, and everyone in the metro replied to her that it was personal freedom, and that we were on the metro vehicles allocated to women, so there were no men,” she added.

“When she knew that we were filming her, she threw the mobile and cursed more, and she wanted to hit us, but the people tried to silence her, and told her that (my friend) was dressed normal, and it was not her business, but she continued and hit us.”

“The incident occurred on Monday at 10 pm on the Helwan line, and the tension between us lasted for about five stations, from Al-Malik Al-Salih Station to Hadaeq al-Maadi station,” she said.

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