In The South

Forced anal examinations for gay men in Kenya stopped

Besi Besemar March 23, 2018

Today, a Court of Appeals in Kenya, led by a 5 judge bench, ruled that forced anal examinations are contrary to the law. Forced anal examinations have largely been used to “prove” whether or not a man is homosexual in countries where homosexuality is criminalised. This practice has been decried by organisations across the globe as dehumanising and as amounting to torture, not to mention being discredited by the scientific community as holding no value as proof.

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