Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Egyptian general’s admittance of forced ‘virginity checks’ of female protestors

"Revelations that the Egyptian army administered “virginity checks” on detained female protestors have triggered outrage since a senior general admitted the procedure in a televised interview.

Allegations of “virginity tests” first surfaced in a report by Amnesty International about a protest on March 9 in Tahrir Square in which it said 17 female demonstrators were tortured, given electric shocks and forced to submit to virginity checks"

1 comment:

  1. classic abuse of power in sexually supressed arab societies.. similar stories of rape and sexual abuse against women were reported in Tunisia, Lybia, Syria during the chaos of the revolts. Ordinary people tend to blame it on the overthrown regimes, rather than blaming their own womenising cultures