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First female judge presides over hearing at top court in Egypt

Radwa Helmi sits on bench of state council, marking ‘historic’ step along road to equality

Radwa Helmi has made history as the first female judge to sit on the bench of Egypt’s state council, a top court in the Arab country.

Helmi, making her appearance in a Cairo courthouse, was among 98 women appointed last year to join the council, one of Egypt’s main judicial bodies, after a decision by the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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