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Mar112012

Egyptian Military Doctor Cleared for Forcing Female Protesters to Undergo "Virginity Tests"

AFP/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- A military doctor accused of forcing women protesters to undergo "virginity tests" has been acquitted , The Guardian reports.

Ahmed Adel was charged with public indecency and disobeying military orders for reportedly coercing seven women arrested at Tahrir Square protests last March to undergo the invasive tests. The judge in the case cleared Adel on grounds that witness statements were contradictory.

Last May, after a senior Egyptian general admitted to CNN that the military had performed the tests, Amnesty International said, “This admission is an utterly perverse justification of a degrading form of abuse,” said Amnesty International.  “The women were subjected to nothing less than torture.”

The acquittal cannot be appealed.

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