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Egypt court ends virginity tests on female detainees - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian civilian court ordered the army on Tuesday to end forced virginity tests on female detainees in military prisons, and the woman who won the legal victory urged other victims to press charges against the army. Activists said the verdict was a victory for civilian courts over generals who took charge when Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power by a popular revolt in February. The ruling also adds pressure on the army to hold to account troops who have been rebuked by Egyptians and major aid donor the United States over the treatment of women during protests. "I am very happy. This is the first round with the military council and we will win the next rounds, God willing," Samira Ibrahim, who defied taboos in a conservative Muslim country to raise the case over the tests, told Reuters. Ibrahim had said she and six other women were forced to undergo t...

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