Egyptians decry acquittal over `virginity tests`

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 23:16

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 today 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. Ibrahim 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.

PTI




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