Egypt court orders end to ‘virginity tests’

Egypt court orders end to ‘virginity tests’.

A Court in Cairo has decided in favor of  Samira Ibrahim, and ordered the Egyptian military to stop the “virginity tests” on female detainees.

The tests were supposedly done to protect soldiers from rape charges.

The  examinations, done on prisoners from Tahrir Square demonstrations,  were  sufficiently invasive that they  amounted to inflicting  sexual assault to prove that none  had occurred.

From Al-Jazeera:

“In May, an army general, speaking to CNN television on condition of anonymity, defended the practice.”

“”We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place,” he said.”

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