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WOMEN’S RIGHTS Egypt's 'Virginity' Doctor Acquitted Maya Alleruzzo / AP Photo

Egypt's 'Virginity' Doctor Acquitted

An Egyptian military court on Sunday reportedly acquitted a doctor who had been accused of ordering virginity tests on women who had been detained during Cairo protests. Samira Ibrahim, an activist, had sued the government after alleging that she was forced to undergo a virginity test after being detained. In December a court ruled that the virginity tests on detainees must be stopped. Human-rights groups allege the practice is being used as punishment.

March 11, 2012 9:56 AM