Even after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, there were reports of at least 18 female protesters being subjected to so-called "virginity tests" by military authorities. One official explained that they had to make sure the women had already had sex, because otherwise they could have accused the officers of sexual assault (according to his twisted logic, only virgins can be raped). Now one of the victims is suing the military for sexually assaulting her, in the hope that she can prevent other women from being subjected to these "tests," which Amnesty International classify as torture.
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