Egypt court stops virginity tests in military prisons
A Cairo court has ordered forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons to be stopped.
The court made the decision after a case was brought by protester Samira Ibrahim.
She accused the Egyptian army of forcing her to undergo a virginity test after she was arrested during a protest in Tahrir Square in March.
Human rights organisations say the Egyptian military has used the practice widely as a punishment.
Human rights groups say such tests are a degrading form of abuse and the general's justification a legal absurdity.