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FREE SPEECH ZONE | BelAhdan and the virginity war in Egypt
A glorious 18 days of massive demonstration in Egypt, (allover Egypt)18 million people went to street demanding dignity and freedom, on February 11th, 2011 Egyptian Ex dictator Housni Mubarak stepped down, marked the end of 30 years of absolute dictatorship,. The chant In Tahrir Square that night, changed from "The people want toppling of the regime", to the "Military and the people are one hand" ... a month later, on March 9th . 2011, the Egyptian Military who which seized the power has had its hand tainted forever, not just arresting, torturing, killing protestors in Tahrir Square... but and for the first time in Egyptian Military history... forced women activists to go under virginity test.
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The virginity test allegations first surfaced after a March 9th rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square that turned violent when men in plainclothes attacked protesters and the army intervened forcefully to clear the square. Amnesty International further documented the abuse allegations in a report that found 18 female detainees were threatened with prostitution charges and forced to undergo virginity tests. They were also beaten up and given electric shocks, the report said.
©2012 Ahmed Tharwat