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Egypt Virginity Tests

Behind the Egyptian Junta's Iron Curtain

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

After a recent CODEPINK delegation to Egypt ended up in deportations and assault, we have become acutely aware of some of the horrors that Egyptians are facing in the aftermath of the July 3 coup that toppled Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi.

Failing the Virginity Test

Nina Burleigh | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Nina Burleigh

In Egypt, and other nations, Indonesia and Turkey among them, certainly the Gulf States, doctors or midwives are sometimes asked to perform "virginity tests" to ensure that a man is getting a bride untouched by a previous male appendage.

Egyptian Women Will Not Be Silenced

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Egypt is a society where female honor is held high, and this is why rape incidents go unreported. Those who thought that the military police played a positive role in unseating Mubarak may have cause to re-evaluate their position.

‘Virginity Test’ Victim Awaits Her Verdict

GlobalPost | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

Samira Ibrahim, who pursued legal action against the Egyptian military for allegedly forcing her to undergo a 'virginity test,' anxiously awaits the v...

Egyptian Army Acknowledges 'Virginity Tests,' Says Amnesty

AP | Posted 08.28.2011 | World

CAIRO — Amnesty International said Monday that Egypt's military rulers have acknowledged carrying out so-called "virginity tests" on female prot...

Egypt's Female Protesters Subjected To 'Virginity Tests'

Posted 07.31.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including c...