|Name:||Law No. 50 of 2014 amending Law No. 58 of 1937, promulgating the Penal Code.|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line in Arabic Eastlaws Database, Cario, Egypt (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2015-06-17)
|Abstract/Citation:||Article 306(bis)(a) of Law No. 58 of 1937 on promulgating the Penal Code is amended and replaced with a new paragraph that provides as follows: individuals who carry out sexual or obscene gestures in any manner, including by modern means of communication, will be punished with a term of imprisonment of not less than six months or a fine of EGP 3000. It also states that if the act of sexual harassment is repeated by the same individual, the punishment of imprisonment will be increased to one year and the fine to EGP 5,000-10,000.
Additional paragraph (b) added to Article 306(bis) of Law No. 58 of 1937 on promulgating the Penal Code that states as follows: if the harassment is done with the intent of receiving sexual gratification from the victim, the punishment will be a term of imprisonment of not less than one year and a fine of EGP 10,000-20,000. Moreover, any individual who uses duress to receive sexual gratification will be punished with a term of imprisonment of between two and five years and a fine of EGP 20,000-50,000.