Egyptian protesters lambast ruling over 'virginity tests'
Egyptian Army Dr. Ahmed Adel, who was charged in the forced virginity tests case on Egyptian women protesters last year, speaks during a press conference at a military court in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, March 11, 2012.
The Associated Press
Published Friday, March 16, 2012 11:54AM EDT
CAIRO, Egypt - Hundreds of Egyptian activists rallied in Cairo against the country's military rulers, lambasting a recent court ruling that cleared a military doctor of charges he forced a "virginity test" on female activists.
Protesters on Friday carried posters of Samira Ibrahim. The young female activist filed a lawsuit against a military doctor accusing him of subjecting her to a "virginity test" last year after she was detained by the army during a protest.
A Cairo court cleared the doctor on Saturday citing contradictions between witnesses' testimonies. Ibrahim has said she intends to bring a lawsuit against the military in an international court.
She was one of seven women subjected to the "virginity tests," but was the only one who has gone public.