36 Men Subjected to Anal Probes ‘to Prove Their Homosexuality’ by Lebanon Police
Oh, and then police subjected each of the 36 men to an invasive, unscientific anal probing to incriminate them on the basis of their alleged homosexuality.
Georges Azzi, a co-founder of the NGO Helem, established contact with the Hobeiche Barracks, where the 36 men were being detained, according to NOW Lebanon. He reported that the men had undergone anal examinations.
NOW Lebanon reported that Ziad Nabulsi, a spokesman for the Lebanese Association for Education and Training, accused the show of fanning the flames of hostile rhetoric by terming homosexuality an anomaly. Human rights lawyer Nizar Saghieh told NOW Lebanon that a statement condemning the probes and calling for an end to the practice had been sent to the Ministry of Justice. “It is shameful that it still exists,” said Saghieh.
I just…I mean…it’s just that…what exactly are these anal probes meant to achieve? How is being violated by police – sexually or otherwise, depending on your definition – meant to prove a link to one’s sexual orientation?
Nope. Still don’t get it.
Though Lebanon is host to multiple gay bars and nightclubs, laws outlawing homosexuality still exist on the books.
Our condolences go out to the men forced to endure this bizarre butt-egg inspection.
(via Pink News)