Kenyan Court Upholds Government’s Use Of Anal Exams On Men Suspected Of Being Gay; Human Rights Groups Say Exams Medically Useless, Abusive
New York Times: Judge in Kenya Upholds Use of Anal Exams for Men Suspected of Being Gay
“Human rights groups expressed outrage on Thursday over a Kenyan court’s decision to uphold mandatory anal examinations of men who were suspected of being gay. … On Thursday, a court in Mombasa denied a petition to overturn the government’s practice of subjecting men to forced anal exams. While human rights groups criticized the exams as abusive and medically worthless, government officials argued that they were a useful way to tell if a man was gay…” (Gettleman, 6/16).