excerpt: [Dr. Amal Abdel Hadi, head of the New Women Foundation, says Egyptian police and security forces have a long and troubling history of violating the sanctity of women's bodies to intimidate people. "This is the first time to hear of forced virginity tests, but using women's bodies for humiliation is (an age-old) practice," she told IPS. "It's not unusual for police or security officers to detain a woman and force her to strip naked because her husband has been caught stealing or is a terrorist suspect." ]
Amnesty International reports Virginity Checks: HERE
more HERE: http://jezebel.com/#!5784793/the-virginity-tests-forced-on-egyptian-women-protesters
"-- A report published this week by Amnesty International describes the mistreatment of 17 female demonstrators at the hands of the Egyptian military after a protest March 9. The group said the women were beaten, given electric shocks, subjected to strip searches, forced to submit to "virginity checks," and threatened with prostitution charges. An army major denies allegations of torture or virginity tests but confirms 17 women were arrested.
-- Some activists, concerned citizens, and politicians are calling for a protest against a new law that Egypt's ruling military council is poised to approve. The law could make protests a criminal offense punishable by jail time and large fines.
-- Complaints about police corruption and abuses were among the top grievances of demonstrators who forced President Hosni Mubarak from office. Demonstrators also were angry about Mubarak's 30-year rule, a lack of free elections and economic issues, such as high food prices, low wages and high unemployment. Since Mubarak's departure, several thousand people have protested in Cairo's Tahrir Square to urge Egypt's new rulers to implement promised reforms. They pressed Egypt's Supreme Council to end an emergency law and release political prisoners, among other things. They also demanded civilian representation in government."
what is it about
Brotherhood men and
sharia law and WOMEN