Cairo hotel gang rape allegations ignite new #MeToo wave

CAIRO (AFP) – A gang rape allegation at a luxury hotel in Egypt stemming from a prominent social media account has triggered a new #MeToo wave in the deeply conservative country.

The alleged assault took place at the five-star Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo in 2014 where a group of six men drugged and raped several victims, according to the account, Assault Police.

Names and pictures of the figures accused, who hail from elite families, have circulated online, but AFP has been unable to verify their authenticity.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin