A military court has adjourned the trial of an Egyptian army doctor who allegedly subjected female protesters to compulsory "virginity tests" until 14 January.
MD Ahmed Adel Mohamed El-Mogy, a 27-year-old conscript, is accused of subjecting seven women, including protester Samira Ibrahim, to "virginity tests" against their will.
The women were initially arrested on 9 March, after the military attempted to disperse a sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. They were then taken to the notorious C28 military prosecution facility, where the tests were carried out.
Ibrahim, however, was the only one of the women to file a lawsuit against Egypt’s armed forces and ruling military council. On 27 December, the State Council Administrative Court issued a landmark ruling in Ibrahim’s favour, outlawing the use of "virginity tests" on female detainees.
In a taped account of the incident posted on YouTube, Ibrahim stated that she was taken into a room, told to undress and then subjected to the test by a man dressed in a Khaki army uniform.
Earlier this week, military prosecutors toned down the charges against El-Mogy from sexual assault to “performing an act that violates modesty."