In a statement to Egyptian Streets, a spokesperson for byGanz Extraordinaire said that byGanz adheres to globally and locally set standards in relation to underage drinking and drug abuse and strongly denied its involvement in any illegal activities. In a statement to Egyptian Streets, the Fairmont Nile City said it had been made aware of recent stories being shared about the alleged gang rape at the hotel and that at no time were any reports of the incident made to the hotel. Get help now. Now widely known on social media as the ‘Fairmont Incident’ and the ‘Fairmont Crime’ (جريمة الفيرمونت), the alleged gang rape of the young woman had remained unspoken about for years, only to come to light publicly after the landmark Ahmed Bassam Zaki case, which saw the alleged serial rapist and harasser arrested after being accused of rape and sexual abuse by dozens of women. As investigations are ongoing and in adherence with instructions from the Egyptian Public Prosecution to members of the public and the media, Egyptian Streets has chosen not to name any of those arrested nor reveal further details of the accusations they face. Read more about this here. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office said online the charges stem from an April 18 assault on Pittman Loop Road in Fairmont. He said that he personally had sex with her, but she was conscious and it was consensual,” said Source B to Egyptian Streets, citing one of the alleged rapists. Evidence received by Egyptian Streets disputes the account that the victim was conscious and able to consent to sexual contact. “In this regard, the National Council for Women affirms that it stands with every woman and girl who are exposed to any form of threat by providing all the necessary support.”. FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man faces one count of attempted murder after an investigation by authorities. Egyptian Streets can confirm that significant evidence, including visuals, has been received by lawyers representing the victim of the alleged Fairmont crime and other victims of allegedly related sexual crimes which occurred at other locations and on other dates. “The men [allegedly involved] should be scared though. […] (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if…. The perpetrators also allegedly filmed the gang rape, after which they each signed their name on the victim’s body and then used the video to blackmail her. Both male and female acquaintances of the alleged rapists were aware of sexual crimes committed by the accused gang rapists, but remained silent – some out of fear and others out of solidarity. Harr was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said. Gang Rape, Sexual Abuse and Threats: The Story Behind Egypt’s ‘Fairmont Crime’. Egyptian Streets’ further questions concerning the hotel’s policies and whether it was aware of unmarried individuals occupying a hotel suite on the night of the gang rape were not answered. At least two men accused of being involved in the gang rape at the Fairmont Nile City hotel remain fugitives and are believed to be located outside Egypt. “Our events policy and rules are strict about underage admittance, under-age drinking, drug use of any kind and any form of assault. These campaigns closely coordinated their efforts with the National Council for Women, the Public Prosecution and lawyers based in Egypt. […] (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if…. It was at a privately hosted afterparty to the TeaDance 13th Edition, held at a hotel suite at the Fairmont Nile City hotel, where at least four men allegedly drugged and raped an unconscious woman, who had only within the months prior celebrated her 18th birthday. Note published 05 August 2020: A day after our investigative report was published, Egypt’s Prosecutor-General announced the launch of an official investigation into the alleged Fairmont crime. True or False? Public Prosecution is currently carrying out investigations into the … Additionally, a large number of the followers are fake profiles. A now-deleted promotional video of the event captured by Cairo Zoom portrayed the night as just like any other byGanz Extraordinaire event: young men and women dancing the night away to loud music as alcohol flowed freely. According to 911 dispatch, the stabbing took place at 12:11 a.m. on Tuesday. Deputies responded to the 14000 block of Highway 41 South in Fairmont Friday for a stabbing victim. According to Sources D and E, whose accounts have been corroborated by Egyptian Streets, the 18-year-old victim was drugged at the private afterparty and taken to a room where she was repeatedly raped and degraded by the alleged rapists. Update: Egypt’s Public Prosecution announced on Wednesday 05 August that the Prosecutor-General has ordered an official investigation into the alleged Fairmont crime after receiving a file from the National Council for Women containing a legal complaint and testimonies related to the Fairmont crime. While many attendees were leaving the byGanz TeaDance 13th Edition event safely after “partying hard to the tune of Dutch maestro Joris Voors and local fave Hafez’s brilliant beats”, a heinous crime was occurring moments away in a hotel suite: at least four men were taking turns to rape a young unconscious woman before writing their names on her limp body’s rear while a fifth man captured the rapes on video. Source B and Source C both said that the alleged rapist denies raping the victim, instead saying that any sexual contact that occurred between him and the victim was consensual and that the victim was conscious at the time. Popular news outlets Al-Masry Al-Youm and Youm7 have both reported on the social media uproar, but have not provided any further analysis or independent reporting. CLAIM: The Fairmont Crime was just a drug-fuelled party. Meanwhile, Source B and Source C, close acquaintances of another of the alleged rapists, told Egyptian Streets that the alleged rapist had himself confirmed to them that a private afterparty had indeed been held at a hotel suite at the Fairmont Nile City and that he and a number of the other alleged rapists had attended this afterparty. Again, only on the premises of our event and not outside its doors.”. Speaking to Egyptian Streets, a number of sources confirmed the attendance of the alleged rapists at the TeaDance 13th Edition event. Testimonies about the incident have circulated on social media, along with demands to arrest the suspects, all of whom belong to wealthy and influential families. This will not be over until justice is achieved for the victims”. Meanwhile, hashtags related to the alleged Fairmont crime remained top trending in Egypt for at least five days and continue to be used widely, with social media users calling for justice and urging all those with any evidence of any related crimes to submit such evidence to lawyers or authorities. A review of the account indicates that the Instagram page was likely purchased and that the majority of the 34,000 followers are old, not located in Egypt and likely have no idea the page is now being used in this way. Egyptian Streets can also confirm that complaints have been made to authorities in relation to threats received by a number of people working on the case. Framed by panoramic views of Cairo’s skyline, the flowing waters of the Nile River and the Pyramids under clear night skies, the event was described by CairoScene and Cairo Zoom as “unforgettable and unmissable”, attended by “plenty of beautiful people, and even some scantily-clad go-go dancers to round off the shenanigans”. The criminals: a number of young men in the Fairmont Nile City hotel in central Cairo. However, the account was suddenly deactivated on both Instagram and Twitter shortly afterwards. These threats have also touched the lives of other individuals affiliated to the perpetrators and key witnesses to the incident. Campaigns were initially started on social media to collect evidence, including audio-visual material. The Fairmont Nile City Hotel’s administration on Saturday offered its support to investigations regarding a gang rape that allegedly occurred in one of its rooms during a private party in 2014. All Rights Reserved. It is not difficult to imagine why it took the victim so long to report the crime… the assailants had drugged and raped her, drawing their initials on her body, all of which they filmed as it happened, arrogantly circulating their movie widely when it was over. That’s how lifeless she looked,” said one source speaking to Egyptian Streets after viewing the evidence. CLAIM: Some alleged Fairmont Crime perpetrators are still on the run. Harr was taken to a local hospital with a single gunshot wound to the chest around 10 p.m. and died a short timelater. Since information about the alleged Fairmont crime first went public, a number of figures central to exposing the alleged rapes and various victims (of the alleged Fairmont crime and other allegedly related sexual crimes) have received various intimidating messages, including death threats. However, in that case, evidence of Zaki’s abuse, including screenshots, voice notes and first-hand accounts had been released and publicly shared online by victims and accounts such as Assault Police. If the Egyptian Public Prosecution finds that there is sufficient evidence to indicate the occurrence of a crime or multiple crimes, then it will take steps to detain those allegedly involved in committing those crimes for questioning and pending further investigations. The Fairmont crime involved the drugging and gang rape of a young woman at a private after party at the five-star Fairmont Nile City hotel. FAIRMONT — Fairmont police have the identity of the person whose body was found last week beside a roadway, and say the person died after being hit by a car. For legal reasons, Egyptian Streets is unable to share any further information about these pieces of evidence at this stage. The account has worked with authorities to bring alleged serial rapist Zaki to justice, including by referring victims to the National Council for Women and providing other assistance. FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Before Dr. Charlotte Laws was 26 years old, she had not met her birth parents. Our events are surveillanced and that is how we can follow up with any report and it can be investigated afterwards. Those who have actively worked on exposing the alleged rapists remain hopeful that the case will be properly investigated and that the alleged rapists will be arrested. The 2014 Fairmont Nile City hotel gang rape case, in which a group of at least nine men allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman during a party, then used a video … -- The permanent Relief Committee, headed by Gov. These reports and rumours have alleged that witnesses and others involved in exposing the Fairmont Crime have been detained by authorities and are being investigated. Hotels are required to impose this policy and it remains unclear how a private afterparty attended by both men and women was held at a hotel suite. FAIRMONT, West Van, Dec. 15. Encouraged by the #MeToo movement, the alleged Fairmont victim posted an anonymous account online before filing a formal complaint in July saying she had been drugged and gang raped. Find the best domestic violence attorney serving Fairmont. Both male and female acquaintances of the alleged rapists were aware of sexual crimes committed by the accused gang rapists, but remained silent – some out of fear and others out of solidarity. Mayar Sherif Makes Historical past Once more, Turns into First Egyptian to Qualify for Australian Open Foremost Draw | News Alian says: Egypt’s Prosecutor-General announced the launch of an official investigation, has worked with authorities to bring alleged serial rapist Zaki to justice, announced on Wednesday 05 August that the Prosecutor-General has ordered the launch of an official investigation, Egyptian Public Prosecution ordered Zaki’s arrest, women filing official complaints against him, had been released and publicly shared online, Egypt Expresses Solidarity After 100 Killed, 4,000+ Injured in Beirut Explosion, Amina and Sarah Were Murdered by Their Egyptian-American Father. “An internal investigation was undertaken by the hotel upon receipt of knowledge of the disturbing allegations and we can confirm that at no time were any reports of the incident made to the hotel nor to the hotel’s tourism police,” said a spokesperson for the Fairmont Nile City to Egyptian Streets. Concerns have also been raised in relation to underage drinking and drug use at the TeaDance 13th Edition party which was organised by byGanz Extraordinaire and held at the Fairmont Nile City hotel. Our jurisdiction falls within the premises of our event and not outside of that or after that like every other organiser or festival around the world. Fairmont, W.Va (WDTV) - 2:13 A.M. UPDATE: David Hunter Lewis has been taken into custody on Fairmont Avenue, according to the Fairmont Police Department … We will help in any way we can to help reveal the truth to the authorities, but we are in no position, nor do we accept being associated with such an inhumane and barbaric incident that happened after our event and outside its doors.”. They knew the history of these men and did not want to get involved. Source B and Source C said that one of the alleged rapists confirmed the victim had fallen in and out of consciousness due to heavy intoxication and drug use, but not during any sexual contact between those accused of committing the crime. Sources, who wished to remain anonymous given the sensitive nature of the cases, have told Egyptian Streets that during investigations by authorities into the Fairmont Crime and another related rape, other criminal behaviour (as deemed by Egyptian law) was uncovered. This includes a marriage certificate of Karim and one of the men allegedly involved in the Fairmont crime and photographs of Karim in a bikini. “But then she started passing out…so he left her,” continued Source B to Egyptian Streets, adding that the alleged rapist in question claims to have seen others rape the victim while she was falling in and out of consciousness. The investigations by the Egyptian Public Prosecution into the alleged 2014 gang rape and a related rape (which took place at a different location and on a different date) are ongoing and the victims of these two rapes have not been arrested nor are they, as at the date of publication, being investigated. Receive stories that matter right to your inbox in a daily digest. On Friday 21 February 2014, on the twentieth floor of the five-star Fairmont Nile City hotel, young Egyptians and foreigners were partying the night away. Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region. In Zaki’s case, the Egyptian Public Prosecution ordered Zaki’s arrest pending further investigations a couple days prior to any women filing official complaints against him. The statement, which came shortly after Assault Police was deactivated, called on all parties involved to report any threats made against them as a result of investigating or exposing sexual crimes. “Irrespective of the non-existence of a report, all personnel at the hotel are committed to assisting the relevant authorities and we will continue to offer our unfettered support on the issue.”. Although the sources of the threats are unknown, Egyptian Streets can confirm the intimidation tactics are linked to the investigation into the alleged Fairmont crime. On Thursday 30 July 2020, Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW), a government-funded agency, issued a statement condemning the threats made against victims of sexual abuse, activists and groups investigating and gathering evidence related to sexual crimes. “They drugged her, took her to a room and all other attendees at the afterparty did nothing. UPDATE (12/22/2020 11:07 a.m.): MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A New York man charged in a stabbing incident on Monday claims the victim “bust in” on him while he was in the bathroom, officers said. According to sources speaking to Egyptian Streets who wish to remain anonymous, Assault Police went offline as its administrator had received a number of serious death threats following Assault Police’s posts about the alleged gang rapes. Our standards are very strong regarding our policies and many people have experienced our penalties first hand and we apply them firmly within the premises of our venue. 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