Egypt “hunting down” gays, conducting forced anal exams

(Reuters) – Six Egyptian men arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery” on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Oct. 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday.

Their arrest is part of a wider crackdown against homosexuality that started last week when a group of people were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim country.

At least 11 people have since been arrested, Amnesty said, and one man has been sentenced to six years in jail after local media launched a highly critical campaign against those who raised the rainbow flag at a Mashrou’ Leila concert, a popular Lebanese alternative rock band whose lead singer is openly gay.

Amnesty said the Forensic Medical Authority was due to subject the six men to anal examinations to determine whether they have had homosexual sex.

Judicial sources said any defendant accused of “debauchery” or “sexual deviancy”, a euphemism for homosexuality in Egypt, is subjected to a medical examination based on an order from the Public Prosecutor.

“Allegations of torturing or insulting those medically examined are lies not worth responding to. The examinations are carried out by a forensic doctor who swore to respect his profession and its ethics,” one judicial source said.

Amnesty said such examinations violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment under international law.


32 Comments on Egypt “hunting down” gays, conducting forced anal exams

  1. I’m falling behind, is this Trump or the Russians causing it?

    As for the gays? It’s only been happening for 1500 phucking years.

    So, I’ll plant this as more BS news by the media.

  2. They got the Doctor to swear to his ethics ? WTF they are just now getting around to Ethics , that explains alot !!!

  3. @Am I right? :

    They apply the same technology used to get water from a well, except a midget wearing a coal miner’s’ hat is lower in the bucket!

  4. This exam is done by putting the business end of a flashlight in the suspects mouth, telling them to bend over and lowering the lights. If an eye chart can be read from the light coming from his ass he is hanged.

  5. So all I gotta do to get a free anal exam is raise a rainbow flag at a rock concert in Egypt? Bruce? Get our travel agent on the phone. We’re going to see The Great Sphinxter of Jizza!

  6. “… torturing or insulting …”

    Not seeing the correlation, here.
    If I had a choice, I’d rather be “insulted” than tortured … I think … no, I’m sure.

    izlamo delenda est …

  7. I’m reminded of an old joke. A doctor is about to write a prescription and pulls a thermometer out of his shirt pocket and exclaims, oh crap, some assholes’ got my pen.

  8. Guy goes in for a prostate exam. The patient asks, “Doc, how come you have -both- hands on my shoulders?”

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