Friday, March 23, 2018

Kenya Outlaws Forced Anal Exams In Gay Rights Victory

Kenyan anti-gay activists in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, in 2015, where gay sex is still illegal.
(Photo: Dai Kurokawa, EPA)

USA Today reports:

Kenya's Court of Appeal on Thursday [March 22, 2018] ruled that the use of forced anal exams used to determine whether gay men engaged in sex is illegal.

The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) took the case to court after two men were arrested in 2015 on suspicion of having sex.

According to the men, authorities forced them to undergo anal examinations by hospital staff and security personnel. They also said authorities forced them to submit to HIV tests.

In Kenya, same-sex sexual activity is outlawed and punishable by 14 years in jail. 

See full story here.

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