#MeToo, say Middle Eastern women as they out alleged rapists

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#MeToo, say Middle Eastern women as they out alleged rapists

The women’s online campaigns have led to the recent arrests of at least seven suspects in Iran and Egypt

David G Rose

Campaigners have hailed a rare victory against sexual violence in the Middle East after prosecutors in Iran and Egypt announced the arrest of alleged rapists named online by women.

Victims of sexual assault in conservative Muslim societies have used social media to identify their alleged tormentors in a series of high-profile cases inspired by the MeToo movement.

In Tehran, Hossein Rahimi, a police chief, announced the arrest of Keyvan Emamverdi, a former art student of Tehran University, who stands accused of multiple counts of rape...

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