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Conflict Incident Report

ISF says man arrested for harassment, attempted rape in Beirut

Date of incident: 
June 12, 2018
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Internal Security Forces (ISF)

The Internal Security Forces arrested a man accused of attempted rape and sexually harassing multiple women in Beirut, the security agency reported in a statement Tuesday.
The Syrian national, identified as M.H., born in 1991, was arrested while he was on a black and red Bennett 150 motorcycle, the statement said, although the time and place of the arrest was not specified.
The suspect allegedly harassed women on different dates between the hours of 3:30 and 5 p.m., and attempted to rape a woman near Gemmayzeh - a street known for its bars and restaurants.
With CCTV footage serving as evidence, the court gave a green light to refer the suspect to the concerned body for investigations, the statement said.

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Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.