Egyptian courts on Tuesday ruled that the military may no longer perform virginity tests on women they detain and hold in military prisons.
CNN obtained violent video footage of an Egyptian woman being stomped on a stripped by Egyptian security forces and in the aftermath of that violence, thousands of women have taken to the streets in protest.
As Egypt counts the votes in its elections, one group that's not winning is the workers. They want a package of reforms to improve their lives, but so far they haven't been able to organize effectively and make their power felt — despite being instrumental in the overthrow of the country's leaders.
In a recent speech, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged the Israelis to restart the stalled Palestinian peace process and engage proactively with its neighbors. The country has become increasingly isolated, diplomatically, in its region.
Samira Ibrahim is speaking out against mistreatment she said she was subjected to by the Egyptian Army. The Tahrir Square protester said she was detained back in March, beaten and abused, including being subject to a "virginity test."
Lines were dozens and sometimes hundreds deep as Egyptians turned out for what they hoped are the country's free and fair elections, and were certainly the first elections since the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.
VIDEO: 3 American students released as American journalist describes beating at hands of Egyptian authorities
Mona Eltahawy and Jehane Noujaim, American journalists in Egypt, have been detained by -- and Elthawy says she was badly beaten by -- Egyptian military police. While State Department officials are still trying to gain the release of Noujaim, three American students detained on Monday are set to be released.
Gregory Porter, Luke Gates and Derrik Sweeney, college students studying at American University in Cairo, are accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at security forces from the roof of a university building. They're being held but thus far are not believed to have been charged.
Protesters in Egypt have won a concession form the country's military rulers. In the wake of four days of violent protesters, the country's presidential elections will happen no later than next June.
In Cairo, Egypt, protests against the military government have entered their third, bloody day as many of the same protesters who pushed former President Hosni Mubarak from power seek to rid themselves of military rule as well.