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Leaked recording sparks debate on harassment at Egypt universities

A Cairo University professor allegedly is heard sexually coercing an anonymous student on a leaked audio recording, raising the ire of female activists and civil society organizations.
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CAIRO — In a recently leaked audio recording that went viral on social media, Cairo University media professor Yaseen Lasheen allegedly is heard sexually harassing an anonymous student and trying to blackmail her. The case is not the first accusation against Lasheen, who was already under investigation by the university for other reasons, and it brings the subject of sexual harassment in Egypt's educational institutions to the public's attention once again.

Lasheen has denied all allegations against him.

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