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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Egyptian court bans virginity tests on female detainees - The Washington Post

CAIRO — A court on Tuesday banned virginity tests on female detainees in Egypt’s military-controlled prisons, buoying human rights groups, who said the civilian court’s ruling was binding on the country’s military leaders.

The ban came in response to a lawsuit filed by market manager Samira Ibrahim, one of seven women who said they were subjected to humiliating virginity checks after being detained by the military at a March sit-in.



Egyptian court bans virginity tests on female detainees - The Washington Post

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