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Friday June 9th

Egyptian tribunal acquits doctor for ‘virginity tests’

CAIRO (MCT) — An Egyptian military tribunal Sunday acquitted an army doctor of giving women activists “virginity tests,” in a case that angered the nation over violent crackdowns on protests that included intimidating women with sexual abuse.

Charges filed by Samira Ibrahim against Dr. Ahmed Adel highlighted the army’s suppression of dissent as it struggled to keep order after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak. The tribunal, which contradicted an earlier civilian court ruling, suspended Ibrahim’s accusations, citing contradictory statements by witnesses.

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