The PJ Tatler

Egyptian revolution: Police detained women, forced them to have 'virginity checks'

“Virginity checks”? There’s another term for what the police allegedly did that’s more accurate…sexual assault.

Women arrested by the Egyptian police during protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were subjected to forced ‘virginity tests’, according to Amnesty International.

Eighteen demonstrators were detained after army officers cleared the square on March 9 at the end of weeks of protest. …

Salwa Hosseini, 20, said she had been arrested and taken to a military prison in Heikstep where she was forced to strip and then searched by a female guard.

She told the charity a number of male soldiers were watching through two open doors and a window and it was at that point they took photographs.

Miss Hosseini then went on to describe ‘virginity tests’ being carried out by a man in a white coat.

She claims the women were threatened with charges if they were found not to be virgins.

Meanwhile Rasha Azeb, a female journalist who arrested in Tahrir Square at the same time, claims that she was handcuffed and beaten by security forces.

Read the whole disturbing thing.