Egypt Court Clears Doc of 'Virginity Tests'
Doctor had given forced tests on female protesters last year
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2012 7:25 AM CDT
In this Thursday, March 8, 2012 photo, Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim attends a rally in downtown Cairo, Egypt to mark International Women's Day.   (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

(Newser) – An Egyptian army doctor who infamously carried out forced "virginity tests" on several protesters last March during the democratic uprisings, has been acquitted in a military court, reports the BBC. Samira Ibrahim, a protester who said she was subjected to the forced examination, brought legal action against the doctor, but the judge cleared the doctor after finding that witness testimony had too many contradictions. Demonstrators say they will protest the judge's ruling. An earlier administrative court decision did rule that the forced tests were illegal.

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Mar 12, 2012 9:20 AM CDT
How come the pig's name isn't made public? He's being protected, while his victims' names are made known. Name and shame this pig "doctor"! Post his name on every website and social media possible.
Mar 11, 2012 7:14 PM CDT
Theocracy ... ain't it GREAT??!! Let's git US some ... !!!
Mar 11, 2012 3:16 PM CDT
About as much chance of him getting convicted as a rapist has of getting convicted in the U.S. You know what a lot of the men on newser like to say---"he says/she says...." Guys just LOVE that one.