Via Al Akhbar:
Two political activists, Louay Omran and Mahmud Salem, and two lawyers, Islam Khalifa and Yasmine Mahfouz, issued an open letter to the attorney-general Sunday accusing Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi of indecent actions and words.
The text implicates Mursi in ‘criminal actions’ that go against the controversial and newly adopted constitution that the Muslim Brotherhood president ironically backed, one that triggered anti-Mursi protests last year aimed at preventing the Islamist constitution from going to vote.
Published online on El-Watan, it calls for a criminal investigation into Mursi’s ‘indecent public assault’ and points to a video released on 27 September 2012 showing the president ‘touching sensitive parts of his body’ in a meeting with Australian Prime Minsiter Julia Gillard, shown at 17 seconds in the above video.
Citing Article 278 of the Penal Code, the letter says such immodest acts are punishable by imprisonment for up to a year or a fine of no more than E£300.