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'Virginity tests' doctor acquitted

Cairo military court acquits doctor accused of carrying out 'virginity tests' on detainees after raid on Tahrir Square 9 March 2011

Ahram Online, Sunday 11 Mar 2012
Ahmed Adel
Army doctor Ahmed Adel, who was accused of carrying out a forced virginity test on a female detainee, speaks to the media after being acquitted in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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A military court on Sunday acquitted Dr Ahmed Adel El-Mogy of carrying out "virginity tests" on seven women.

The incident took place after military personnel dispersed a sit-in in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on 9 March 2011. A number of female detainees were tortured and subjected to “virginity tests.”

One of the victims, Samira Ibrahim, brought charges against El-Mogy.

On 27 December, the State Council Administrative Court issued a landmark ruling in Ibrahim’s favour, outlawing the use of "virginity tests."

On the same day as the ruling, the head of Egypt’s military judiciary, Adel El-Morsy, stated that the administrative court’s order to suspend the practice of subjecting female detainees to "virginity tests" was not applicable, simply because such a practice was never part of the military’s prison code.

On 7 February, two prison wardens summoned to deliver testimony denied that the incident took place. The two claimed that the women in question had only been asked by army personnel if they were married and whether or not they were pregnant.

 

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sawsan mostafa ali
12-03-2012 09:22am
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THANKS GOD
THE WHOLE CASE FROM ITS BEGINNING IS NOT AGAINST THE DOCTOR BUT IT WAS AGAINST THE ARMY - WHAT WAS MEANT IS TO PUT BLACK STAINS ON THE EGYPTIAN ARMY HONOR. THIS LIAR GIRL SHOULD BE SUED AND PUNISHED - THE CASE IS NOT CLOSED YET - SHE AND WHO ARE BEHIND HER - THOSE WHO PUSHED HER SHOULD BE REVEALED IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC OPINION AND THE INT. SOCIETY.
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Abe
14-03-2012 08:14am
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Kazebaa !! LIAR ...
how much were you paid ? &how much will you charge for another folse
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