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Egyptians decry acquittal over 'virginity tests'


Mar. 16, 2012: An Egyptian activist shouts anti-military Supreme Council slogans during a demonstration in front of Cairo's high court, Egypt.

Hundreds of Egyptian activists rallied in Cairo against the country's military rulers, lambasting a recent court ruling that cleared a military doctor of charges he forced a "virginity test" on female activists.

Protesters on Friday carried posters of Samira Ibrahim. The young female activist filed a lawsuit against a military doctor accusing him of subjecting her to a "virginity test" last year after she was detained by the army during a protest.

A Cairo court cleared the doctor on Saturday citing contradictions between witnesses' testimonies. Ibrahim has said she intends to bring a lawsuit against the military in an international court.

She was one of seven women subjected to the "virginity tests," but was the only one who has gone public.