CAIRO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court has banned virginity tests for female detainees, officials said.
The ruling was made Tuesday after Samira Ibrahim sued the military-led government, alleging she was one of the women subjected to a virginity exam after she was arrested during March 9 pro-democracy protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, CNN reported.
"Justice has been served today," Ibrahim told CNN. "These tests are a crime and also do not comply with the constitution, which states equality between men and woman. I will not give up my rights as a woman or a human being."
The court said the ban only affects the use of virginity tests in military prisons and on women in temporary detention.