Exams to test sexual orientation are legal, Kenyan court says

On June 17, 2016 NOLA.com based on an initial report by the Washington Post reported:

A Kenyan court has upheld the use of anal examinations in attempts to determine a suspect’s sexual orientation. Homosexual acts are a crime in Kenya, bringing possible prison sentences of up to 14 years.

Some might find the terms anal examination and/or anal probe graphic enough, but, to be clear, some consider it a form of torture. In fact, a U.N. Special Rapporteur on torture wrote this in a report this January: “In states where homosexuality is criminalized, men suspected of same-sex conduct are subject to non-consensual anal examinations intended to obtain physical evidence of homosexuality, a practice that is medically worthless and amounts to torture or ill-treatment.”Kenya Flag

In other words, the “examination” is intended to humiliate, not obtain evidence, critics say.

Read more at: Exams to test sexual orientation are legal, Kenyan court says | NOLA.com

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