Youth try to harass women on a street in Cairo April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
CAIRO, June 21 (Aswat Masriya) A court sentenced a man to one year in prison with labor on Saturday, fining him 3,000 Egyptian pounds, on charges of harassing a woman on a public bus.
The electrician was seen on Wednesday using his phone to take photos of a woman as she slept on the bus. Other passengers took him to the police.
The defendant admitted to his crime before the authorities who found the photos on his mobile phone as evidence.
Investigations have revealed that the defendant, whose phone contained hundreds of photos, takes public transportation to take photos of female passengers.
Egypt's prosecutor-general referred 13 people to trial last week over sexual harassment cases that took place during celebrations of the inauguration of newly elected President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
On Wednesday, two men in Alexandria were also sentenced to six months in prison for sexually harassing two women.
Interim President Adli Mansour issued amendments to the sexual harassment law days before he handed over power to Sisi making punishments harsher.