CAIRO, June 1 (UPI) -- Examinations of Egyptian women during March protests were to protect against possible false rape claims, a military official said.
Amnesty International claimed to have evidence that suggested female demonstrators in Egypt were rounded up after a March 9 protest, strip-searched and forced into so-called virginity tests.
A ranking military official told CNN International on condition of anonymity that the women arrested following March protests in the country's central Liberation Square were examined to protect against possible rape claims.
"The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the official added. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Liberation Square and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."
Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities announced Wednesday that former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, would stand trial in August for their alleged roles in the deaths of civilians during the revolution that brought his government to an end.
Hundreds of people were killed during the Egyptian revolution.