Egyptian general admits ‘virginity checks’ conducted on protesters

CNN reports:

A senior Egyptian general admits that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.

The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks.

At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or “virginity tests.”

But now a senior general who asked not to be identified said the virginity tests were conducted and defended the practice.

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1 thought on “Egyptian general admits ‘virginity checks’ conducted on protesters

  1. Norman

    The Egyptian authorities who conducted those searches were no doubt taught by the American religious Taliban, being that they are permeated with perverts through their ranks. Another American export with the Governments seal of approval stamped all over it.

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