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Egyptian woman activist hails court order ending 'virginity tests'

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 28 December 2011
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December 28, 2011

An Egyptian woman who brought a case against Egypt's army for conducting "virginity tests" on her and others has hailed a court ruling ordering the country's rulers to stop using such tests.

Samira Ibrahim said she and six other women were forced to undergo tests to see if they were virgins in March after they were arrested during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

She said on December 27 that the court ruling was "a case for all the women of Egypt, not only mine."

compiled from agency reports

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