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Egypt prosecutes virginity test misconduct

Dec. 21, 2011 at 1:18 PM   |   Comments

CAIRO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Egypt will prosecute military personnel accused of conducting virginity checks on women arrested in Tahrir Square, a military official said.

The military is also investigating allegations protesters were run over with military vehicles during an Oct. 9 march by Coptic Christian protesters outside the Maspero state TV building, al-Masry al-Youm reported Wednesday.

Adel al-Marasy, head of the Military Judicial Authority, said a military court is handling the Maspero case and families of the 27 protesters killed during the March can submit requests to prosecutors.

He said the virginity test accusations were also referred to a military court.

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