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Why women in Egypt continue to face violence

The killing of a young woman during a robbery in the streets of Cairo has raised the ire of activists, who continue to call for legislation to protect women against violence.

CAIRO — Egypt’s public prosecutor issued a decision Oct. 17 to imprison three people on charges of premeditated murder and robbery over the killing of young woman in Cairo. 

Mariam, a 24-year-old who was preparing for her wedding, was killed Oct. 13 when two people in a microbus snatched her bag and then ran her over, leading to her immediate death. 

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