Egyptian women’s views: Verdict in virginity test case


There have been protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after a military court acquitted an army doctor accused of carrying out forced virginity tests on women activists on Sunday. Ahmed Adel was cleared of indecent behaviour and disobeying army order.



The case against him was brought by Samira Ibrahim who said she underwent a virginity test after she was arrested with 17 other women during a demonstration in Tahrir Square a year ago. An Egyptian civilian court has since ordered that such tests on women in military detention must be stopped. The BBC’s Yolande Knell asked women in Cairo for their views on the case and the verdict.


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