Virginity Tests Not Torture, Says Chief Torturer
"Yeah, we poked, prodded, shocked, beat, humiliated and sexually assaulted the protesters," says the senior Egyptian General. "What of it? They're all whores, right? That's what you do with whores. You naive Westerners say they weren't prostitutes, but you weren't there. Hell, these women were standing next to men in Tahrir Square. What else would they be?"
That's the shorter version of this report from CNN:
The allegations arose in an Amnesty International report, published weeks after the March 9 protest. It claimed female demonstrators were beaten, given electric shocks, strip-searched, threatened with prostitution charges and forced to submit to virginity checks.
At that time, Maj. Amr Imam said 17 women had been arrested but denied allegations of torture or "virginity tests."
But now a senior general who asked not to be identified said the virginity tests were conducted and defended the practice.
"The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine," the general said. "These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs)."