Egypt: acquittal of Egyptian military doctor fails Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights victims of 'virginity tests'

Decision is ‘travesty of justice’ - Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui

The acquittal of an Egyptian military doctor accused of carrying out forced "virginity tests" on Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights protesters in Egypt is yet further proof that the country's military courts of are incapable of dealing with cases involving human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today.

The case arose from a complaint filed by Samira Ibrahim, 25, one of the Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who endured the "virginity tests" in March 2011.

Amnesty International Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said:

“Once again, the Egyptian military have failed Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, particularly those like Samira Ibrahim, who have shown tremendous courage in challenging the military establishment in Egypt.

“This decision is not only a travesty of justice but further proof that cases of human rights abuses by the military should be dealt with in civilian courts.”

Meanwhile, Amnesty called on the Egyptian military to respect a decision by an administrative court banning “virginity tests” and to ensure Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights who were forced to endure tests have access to justice and reparations.

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