Egyptian women say "women's rights are human rights"

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Protesters in Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian women have demonstrated their determination to defend their human rights and to be treated with dignity.

That's the conclusion of Maya Morsy, from UN Women, following a march by thousands of people at Tahrir Square in Cairo

The demonstration against the mistreatment of female activists by the authorities followed an incident captured on video on Saturday showing a half-naked young woman being dragged through Tahrir Square by military police officers.

Ms Morsy said what happened to the young woman, was a human rights violation.

"This is a precedent that we don't want to be repeated in any case. And I think the apology showed that the women's march has actually highlighted a high demand that women's rights are human rights. Women have the right to have a stronger political position and by any means their personal and physical bodies should not be neither touched nor violated nor even harassed or assaulted."

Egypt's military rulers have apologized for the incident.

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