Egypt: female protesters tortured, sexually abused, "charged as prostitutes"

From the testimony of a female 25-year old Tahrir Square demonstrator in Egypt, who spent days in a military prison: "They spit on her. All of her belongings were stolen. She was given kerosene-soaked bread for food. But the most humiliating moment was when they first brought her into the prison. She and 10 other women arrested in the square were stripped and forcibly examined to determine whether they were virgins. She had been told that any woman found not to be a virgin would have prostitution added to her charges." (Washington Post)