Monday, March 12, 2012

Egyptian Military Court Acquits Doctor in Virginity Test Case

Human rights organizations are criticizing an Egyptian military court for acquitting an army doctor of forcing a virginity test on a pro-democracy protester. According to Amnesty International, Egyptian troops beat, shocked and strip-searched many women arrested during the protests in Tahrir Square last year forced them to submit to virginity tests. Heba Morayef of Human Rights Watch criticized Sunday’s ruling saying: "This is a reflection of the fact that the military justice system is not an independent justice system and that the military will protect its own."

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