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Plus ca change: torture and "virginity tests" in the new Egypt

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 31, 2011 at 12:43

Here is the latest weapon used by the military in Egypt against those arrested in the Egyptian/Arab spring including those arrested this past Friday day of rage.

The young men are subjected to physical abuse and threats of sodomy (i'm not aware of any actual cases of sodomy and i suspect that even if they take place not too many young Egyptian males will admit that they were sodomized) and the young women are subjected to these hedious virginity tests and are told if they are not virgins then they will be accused of prostitution! How absurd and disgusting

What is most disgusting is that a police officer was quoted when justifying the above is that such women are sharameet wa munhaleen or they are really loose and easy and they deserve it!

Oh Egyptians have a great saying in Egyptian Arabic: hamiha haramiha (credit goes to Medhat for such great saying) or he who is in charge (protecting it) is the one that would be the thief (read this as taking away the rights of those young people arrested by the police)

So much for the Egyptian militray and their amn al-dawla

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1392752/Egyptian-outcry-virginity-tests-conducted-arrested-pro-democracy-protesters.html

How disgusting that nothing seems to change.

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