Egyptian Uber Driver Arrested for Assaulting Female Passenger


An Egyptian Uber driver was arrested on 13 May for allegedly assaulting a woman in Cairo, an incident that sparked outrage on social media. Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced the arrest in a social media statement in light of the online attention over the incident, prompting an investigation and eventual arrest. “The woman stated that she was using a vehicle from a smart transportation app when the driver diverted to an area within the jurisdiction of the Nasr City Second Police Department,” the police statement reads. “The driver then attempted to assault her with a box cutter, causing injuries.” Further details shared in news talk show Al Hekaya (The Story) revealed that the driver attempted to rape the woman, but the victim managed to escape. Following standard legal procedures, the police identified and arrested the suspect, who resides in the Mokattam district of Cairo. The authorities also located the weapon and the vehicle used in the incident. While the Ministry of Interior did not specify the name of the ride-hailing app, reports indicated that the victim was using Uber. Shortly after the incident, Uber released a statement – showcased in…

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