Muslim woman relives ‘virginity test’ in court as her parents sue her over claim she was forced into being a child bride

The woman at the centre of a 60 Minutes defamation case broke down while describing how she was forced to take a virginity test at a Jordan hospital when she was 13.

Nadia Tabbaa testified that despite telling the doctor she had not been with a man, the test purported to find she was not a virgin, leading to her being beaten by her father and brother Omar.

When she asked her brother to repeat her denial to their father, she said he replied: ‘He believes you because if he didn’t you’d be dead’.