Lawyer jailed for saying men had a ‘national duty’ to rape women in ripped jeans

He has now been jailed (Picture: Al-Assema)

A lawyer who said it was people’s ‘national duty’ to rape women in ripped jeans has been jailed for three years.

Nabih al-Wahsh, a high-profile conservative in Egypt, was also fined 20,000 Egyptian pounds (£839) over the comments made on a TV panel show on October 19.

Panellists on the show, Al-Assema, had been discussing a draft law on prostitution.

‘Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?’ he said.

‘I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.’

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