‘Virginity tests’ in addition to punishment of Egypt’s females

‘Virginity tests’ in addition to punishment of Egypt’s females

Editor’s note: Isobel Coleman could be the composer of “Paradise Beneath Her Feet” and a senior other for U.S. international policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in brand brand New York.

(CNN) — back March, Amnesty Global started reporting that the Egyptian military had subjected 17 ladies protesters at a Tahrir Square demonstration to “virginity tests.” The women told Amnesty which they was indeed handcuffed and beaten, stripped searched and photographed by male soldiers, then restrained by feminine soldiers while a person in a white coating performed a virginity check.

The army denied the accusations, however in the past few times, a senior general has verified to CNN that certainly, the virginity tests happened. The typical justified the abuse by saying these females “were in contrast to your daughter or mine. They were girls that has camped down in tents with male protesters.”

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