A 19-year-old Egyptian girl has been ordered to take a virginity test after she was caught allegedly engaging in an indecent act with an Islamist MP.
The Egyptian parliament has decided to strip Islamist MP Ali Wanis of his immunity from prosecution after he was accused of committing an act of public indecency with a teenager in his car. Wanis, a member of ultraconservative Salafi Nour Party, has denied the allegations but the Egyptian prosecutor has summoned him for questioning.
The teenage girl involved, identified only as Nesrine, was caught with the politician inside a car on the Cairo-Alexandria highway. According to Bikya Masr the student of agriculture was arrested from her home in Tokh, and the prosecutor has ordered she undergo a virginity test. According to Alarabiya Nesrine has been detained for four days.
Wanis has denied the pair were engaged in a sexual act, instead alleging "that Nesrine was his fiancé and that she was sick and he was helping her wash her face." He issued a statement claiming he is the victim of a blackmail campaign aimed at smearing the reputation of Islamic politicians.
The decision of the prosecutor to subject the teenager to a virginity test has caused outrage in Egypt, which only recently abolished virginity tests on female detainees in prisons.