Egypt's 'Virginity' Doctor Acquitted

    In this Thursday, March 8, 2012 photo, Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim, center, attends a rally in downtown Cairo, Egypt to mark International Women's Day. An Egyptian military tribunal has acquitted an army doctor of an accusation of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test while in detention. Samira Ibrahim won a civilian court ruling last year that affirmed the tests were taking place at military jails and ordered they be halted. Ibrahim was one of seven women who said they had been forced to undergo humiliating tests to determine if they were virgins while detained by the military a year ago.(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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    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.

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