Ahmed Bassam Zaki, formerly at the American University in Cairo, was jailed for three years on Tuesday for using social media to sexually harass women and will face charges of sexual assault next month in a case that triggered a #MeToo moment in the country. Reuters reports that the case, which attracted widespread attention from media, religious figures and women’s groups in a country where rights defenders say sexual harassment or abuse often goes unpunished, came to light after Instagram activist Nadeen Ashraf used the account ‘ Assault Police’ to encourage women to go public with allegations against Zaki dating back to 2016. Ashraf said she was happy with Tuesday’s verdict and keenly awaiting the next court date that would decide the punishment for the “heftier and more violent crimes of sexual assault”.