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Locked Up For Life: Tahrir Sex Thugs Jailed

Seven men were sentenced to life in prison and two men were sentenced to 20 years in two sexual assault cases, including the notorious cases of mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square last month.

An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to life in prison and two others to 20 years behind bars, following a string of brutal sex attacks in Tahrir Square.

The charges stem from four different incidents of sexual assault, including one shocking incident that was captured on video during celebrations of the inauguration of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in June.

The incident sparked outrage across the globe after the woman was left in hospital with severe bodily injuries.

But today, justice was served as the judge sentenced the seven men who were arrested in relation to the Tahrir Square assaults to life in prison.

The men sentenced to life in prison in the 2014 celebrations are Amr Mohamed Fahim Ali, Abdel Fattah Othman Hassan, Mohamed Ali Abdallah and Yousef Zakaria Abdallah.

Three of them received multiple life sentences for taking part in different assaults during the pro-Sisi celebrations and on the anniversary of January 25 in 2014.

Meanwhile, Karim Mohamed Mustafa and Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan were sentenced to 20 years in prison in the same case. 

The trial session also saw Mohamed Fawzy Ibrahim Dessouki, Mohamed Mustafa Abdel Qawi and Abdel Fattah Othman Hassan receive life sentences in a 2013 case.

The defendants were charged with forcible indecent assault and robbery. 

Following their release from prison, the men are to be placed under police and court surveillance for five years. All men were also ordered to pay a total of 50,000 EGP in compensation to the victims.

The ruling marks the first of its' kind of Egypt, which has seen a stark rise in sexual violence in recent years.