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Outcry over 'virginity tests' acquittal

2012-03-16 20:02

Cairo - Hundreds of Egyptian activists rallied in Cairo against the country's military rulers, lambasting a recent court ruling that cleared a military doctor of charges he forced a "virginity test" on female activists.

Protesters on Friday carried posters of Samira Ibrahim.

The young female activist filed a lawsuit against a military doctor accusing him of subjecting her to a "virginity test" last year after she was detained by the army during a protest.

A Cairo court cleared the doctor on Saturday citing contradictions between witnesses' testimonies. I

brahim has said she intends to bring a lawsuit against the military in an international court.

She was one of seven women subjected to the "virginity tests", but was the only one who has gone public.

Comments
  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-03-16 20:27

    who ever did this should be condemned, you don't see them doing these sexist tests on men!

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