An Iranian couple who asked a GP to carry out a virginity test on their 18-year-old daughter after discovering she had a secret boyfriend, have gone on trial charged for subjecting her to coercive or controlling behaviour.
Mitra Eidiani, 42, and husband Ali Safaraei, 56, are thought to be the first parents to be charged under the law that was brought in three years ago to clamp down on people who subject their partners to psychological abuse.
Well, why not? This isn’t something we normally do, to be sure. But now be in a culture where virginity determines the possibility of a good marriage or not.
And is that really controlling behaviour?