'virginity Tests' Banned In Egypt's Prisons

An Egyptian civilian court ordered the army on Tuesday to end forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons.

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  • Egyptian activists to continue struggle against 'virginity test' perpetrators
    A Cairo military court on Sunday acquitted Dr. Ahmed Adel El-Mogy, a military physician, of carrying out "virginity tests" on seven female activists one year ago. "Public displeasure with Egypt's ruling military ... Court – which banned the practice ...
    12/7/2017 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Wife ordered to pay her husband £56,000 compensation for lying about her virginity in Egypt
    Despite having to pay her husband damages ... Virginity has become a highly politicised issue. In 2011, virginity tests were banned in Egypt's military prisons, suggesting a move towards women having greater privacy over their sexual relations.
    03/4/2013 - 10:01 pm | View Link
  • Rights activists appalled by doctor’s acquittal in virginity tests case
    CAIRO: Egypt’s military court acquitted Sunday army doctor Ahmed ... Last December, the Administrative Court banned the practice of virginity tests conducted on women inside military prisons in the case filed by Ibrahim. Her case and other similar ...
    03/10/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Court forbids virginity tests
    AN Egyptian court has banned the army from carrying out forced ... Major General Abdel Al-Sisi, who is head of Egypt's military intelligence, vowed, however, that such forced tests would not be carried out again, adding that the army would avoid detaining ...
    12/27/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • The woman who stopped Egypt's brutal 'virginity tests'
    Egypt's military ... the tests. "This is a case for all the women of Egypt, not only mine," said Samira Ibrahim, 25, who was arrested and then spoke out about her treatment. Ms Ibrahim filed two suits against the practice, one demanding it be banned ...
    12/27/2011 - 10:58 am | View Link
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  • Virginity test
    Virginity tests done by the military on detainees were banned in Egypt on 27 December 2011, but in March 2012, the physician who carried out the tests was acquitted of all charges. Samira Ibrahim is the Egyptian woman who filed suit against the government, initiating public discussion of the Egyptian government's use of the testing.
    01/5/2018 - 5:39 pm | View Website
  • Virginity Tests Banned in Egypt | Feminist Majority ...
    Last week, an administrative court in Egypt banned virginity tests for women who had been arrested. In May, a senior Egyptian general confirmed findings in an Amnesty ...
    01/2/2012 - 6:55 pm | View Website
  • Virginity tests for female detainees in Egypt banned ...
    Virginity tests for female detainees in Egypt have been banned by an administrative court. The ruling came months after several women alleged they were subjected to such examinations after a March protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
    12/28/2011 - 8:45 am | View Website
  • Samira Ibrahim is the woman behind Egypt’s ban of ...
    An Egyptian court has banned virginity tests for female detainees, many months after women arrested in Tahrir Square in March said they had been forced to take examinations. Samira Ibrahim, 25, flashes the victory sign during a rally supporting women's rights in Cairo.
    12/27/2011 - 6:48 pm | View Website
  • 'Virginity tests' on Egypt protesters are illegal, says ...
    Forced "virginity tests" on female detainees were ruled illegal in Egypt on Tuesday, after a court ordered an end to the practice. Hundreds of activists were in the ...
    12/27/2011 - 3:27 pm | View Website
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