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Egyptian general admits 'virginity checks' conducted on protesters
05-31-2011, 09:03 AM #1
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* 7 women were arrested at a March 9 protest in Cairo, after Mubarak's ouster
* A senior Egyptian general says some of them were subject to "virginity checks"
* He says it was done so that they wouldn't claim later they had been raped
* One woman allegedly targeted had said, "They wanted to teach us a lesson"

Cairo (CNN) -- 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.

At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests."

But now a senior general who asked not to be identified said the virginity tests were conducted and defended the practice.

"The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the general said. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."
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The general said the virginity checks were done so that the women wouldn't later claim they had been raped by Egyptian authorities.

"We didn't want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren't virgins in the first place," the general said. "None of them were (virgins)."

This demonstration occurred nearly a month after Egypt's longtime President Hosni Mubarak stepped down amid a wave of popular and mostly peaceful unrest aimed at his ouster and the institution of democratic reforms.

Afterward, Egypt's military -- which had largely stayed on the sidelines of the revolution -- officially took control of the nation's political apparatus as well, until an agreed-upon constitution and


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05-31-2011, 09:32 AM #2
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Just wtf2.gif is wrong with those people?

The sort of energy put down into suppressing
sexuality and relaxed, natural togetherness is
totally insane over there.

Not saying Western ways are absolutely better,
but at least your own family won't stone you to
death if you bone the wrong girl.

Islam is a gigantic psy-ops!

Precisely like all other religions.

05-31-2011, 10:21 AM #3
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Posts:1,074 Threads:212 Joined:Mar 2011
(05-31-2011, 09:32 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Just wtf2.gif is wrong with those people?

The sort of energy put down into suppressing
sexuality and relaxed, natural togetherness is
totally insane over there.

Not saying Western ways are absolutely better,
but at least your own family won't stone you to
death if you bone the wrong girl.

Islam is a gigantic psy-ops!

Precisely like all other religions.
religious fanatics are the problem and always will becheers.gif

05-31-2011, 11:39 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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shocked.gif These "virginity checks" as administered by Buster Hyman I presume. How effing stupid. gaah.gif

wonder.gif
05-31-2011, 11:54 AM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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gaah.gif insanity!!! How about we 'civilized' nations start fondling little kids and Grandmas in search of hidden terrorist threats...hey wait a minute...13.gif
05-31-2011, 02:38 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(05-31-2011, 10:21 AM)GhostHunter Wrote:  religious fanatics are the problem and always will becheers.gif

Yeah, why I was so disappointed the rapture never happened. Woulda been nice to get rid of at least some of them.
05-31-2011, 02:39 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(05-31-2011, 11:54 AM)Octo Wrote:  gaah.gif insanity!!! How about we 'civilized' nations start fondling little kids and Grandmas in search of hidden terrorist threats...hey wait a minute...13.gif

chuckle.gif rofl.gif
05-31-2011, 04:20 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,272 Threads:1,438 Joined:Feb 2011
(05-31-2011, 02:38 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Yeah, why I was so disappointed the rapture never happened. Woulda been nice to get rid of at least some of them.
cheers.gif Here here! 37.gif


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