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.
“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.”
Tags: sexual assault