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Police In Lebanon Use Horrific Anal Exam To Test For Homosexuality

330807_img650x420_img650x420_cropGay men, take heed. You might want to stay out of Lebanon for a while.

Five men claim they were forced to endure a painful and degrading homosexuality “test” under order of Lebanese police. The test, which was conducted by an unnamed doctor and has been described as “torturous” and “akin to rape,” involved having an egg-shaped metal object forcibly shoved up their rectums against their wills.

According to Nizar Saghieh, a lawyer and editor of the Lebanese rights publication Legal Agenda, said that aside from being suspected of homosexuality, the men had not committed any other crimes.

“We are asking the Order of Physicians to sue [the doctor] for professional misconduct,” Saghieh told The Daily Star.

In 2012, the “test” was deemed ineffective and in violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by the Human Rights Watch after Lebanese police used it against 35 men detained after a raid on a porn theater in Burj Hammoud in July 2012.

So why is it still being used?

Authorities are not commenting.

Saghieh added that there may be more unreported cases, telling press: “I cannot exclude the possibility.”

Lebanon, of course, is notoriously awful towards its gay people. The country also has no laws whatsoever protecting them from discrimination. Earlier this year, a judge ruled in favor of invalidating a penal code to prosecute homosexual activities, but the situation is still unclear. Gay marriage, recognition of same-sex couples, gay adoption, and joint adoption are all illegal. Gay and lesbians are also forbidden from serving in the military. And the list goes on and on.

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           Jul 17, 2014
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  • 20 Comments
    • cformusic
      cformusic

      but what if you’re NOT gay..OMG..that’s no way to get your cherry popped

      Jul 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      I hate muslims

      Jul 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • barkomatic
      barkomatic

      How exactly is this “test” supposed to reveal evidence of “homosexuality”?

      Jul 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dtf2013
      dtf2013

      @Ogre Magi: how dare you. You intolerant queen! This has nothing to do with the Muslim religion. I hate you bit** and I am not a Muslim. I hope you catch something that you can’t fix!

      Jul 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DB75
      DB75

      @dtf2013: Don’t feel too bad about it. Ogre hates all religions equally. Just one person’s opinion.

      Jul 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @Ogre Magi: Count me in too!

      Jul 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dtf2013
      dtf2013

      @Stache99: hopefully u two catch it together !

      Jul 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      @barkomatic: Well, I guess, if you go “OOOOOOHHH! OOH OOH!”, they assume you’re queer; if you go “AAAAAAARRGH!”, you’re not? Anyway, seems better than decapitation, as some places do “over there”!

      Jul 17, 2014 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @dtf2013: Sorry I don’t know Ogre Magi so it might be a bit hard ;)

      Jul 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsharpark
      dsharpark

      @dtf2013: So… you can tolerate anything except another person’s intolerance? That’s silly.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 1:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsharpark
      dsharpark

      @DickieJohnson: The “doctor” is obviously a sadistic closet case.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andreusz
      Andreusz

      @Ogre Magi: ‘Lebanon has several different main religions. The country has the most religiously diverse society in the Middle East, comprising 18 recognized religious sects.[1] The main two religions are Christianity (the Maronite Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Assyrian Church of the East) and Islam (Shia and Sunni). There is also the Druze minority religion.’– Wikipedia

      The country is 40% Christian, 50% Muslim.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KobePeanut
      KobePeanut

      I am Lebanese and i live in Lebanon. yes these “tests” are still performed but their frequency is getting less and less. the newer generation in becoming more open minded to the LGB community. the trans community is so tiny its almost not there so it hasnt been discussed much. but we are evolving and changing. Im out to all my friends and they all accept me. i have a boyfriend and everything and we go out on dates normally. thought PDA is out of the question, that includes hand holding. my parents do not know and in truth they probably never will since most people think its a mental disease. however in August 2013, the Lebanese Psychology Association and the Lebanese Society of Psychiatry took Homosexuality off its list of Mental diseases. i say thats progress. And Homophobia in Lebanon is not due to Muslims nor Christians. Our country is Governed by member of both religion, with the presidency only available to a christian Maronite. the prime minister is a Muslim Sunni. So i blame both religions for the ignorance.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 5:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @dsharpark: Muslims aren’t exactly known for their tolerance.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dtf2013
      dtf2013

      @Stache99: the gays are not either!

      Jul 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shed7
      Shed7

      @Ogre Magi:

      Nasty. A Nazi or Jew, you are bound to be one or the other.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shed7
      Shed7

      @Stache99:

      Jew too?

      Jul 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      @Shed7: Nope. Nor any other religion.

      Jul 18, 2014 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      Speaking of barbarism here’s one of their neighbors stoning a women to death today for suspected adultery.

      http://news.yahoo.com/jihadists-stone-syria-woman-death-adultery-ngo-142139634.html

      Jul 18, 2014 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Arkansassy
      Arkansassy

      There’s a reason they call it the third world.

      Jul 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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