LOCAL >Young woman assaulted on public bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts

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A young woman has been verbally and physically assaulted on a public bus on the first day of the Eid al-Adha holiday for wearing short pants, private broadcaster ShowTV has reported.

The 23-year-old woman was assaulted after she got onto the bus in the Maslak neighborhood of Istanbul on Sept. 12. 

An unidentified man at the back of the bus initially shouted “those who wear shorts must die,” before physically attacking and kicking her in the face and shouting “you are a devil.”   

The attack on the bus was captured in surveillance camera footage, which also showed fellow passengers remaining unresponsive to the assault.


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