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Egypt court stops virginity tests in military prisons

December 27, 2011

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.

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