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Virginity Checks on Egyptian Protesters

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Egyptian Virginity Checks is sound like in Indonesian traditional policy. Few months ago, there were also Virginity Checks on Indonesian women as a requirement for school submission. Indonesia modern society consider it as traditional policy that alienated from current norms. It it believed as a policy that came through traditional thinking of several unskilled Indonesian politician. Recently, Virginity Checks also performed for Egyptian protesters. A senior Egyptian general admits the policy.

A senior Egyptian general admits that "virginity checks" were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after previous denials by military authorities.

The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks.

on Egyptian case, are virginity checks for protesters violate human rights?

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Written by Berita Demokrasi

May 31, 2011 at 10:28 am

Posted in Int'l Politics

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