Egypt Reduces Charges Against Doctor Who Performed Virginity Tests

Last week Egypt banned the use of so-called "virginity tests" in military prisons, but it isn't exactly cracking down on those who are accused of performing them. In fact, the charges against Dr. Ahmed Adil al-Mogy, a military doctor accused of performing the tests on female detainees, have been reduced from serious sexual assault to public indecency and not following orders. Since forcing women to submit to a vaginal exam only constitutes "indecency," not "assault" the doctor may only be fined $50 or sentenced to less than a year in prison.

Earlier: Egyptian Court Wisely Bans Military's Use Of Virginity Tests