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A Human Rights Watch and EQUAL GROUND report revealed that people suspected of “homosexual conduct” in Sri Lanka are being subjected by the authorities to physical torture and forced physical examinations.
This was according to a lawyer who was one of the counsels who represented six defendants in the past year accused of such “male homosexual conduct.”
The aforementioned lawyer told Human Rights Watch and EQUAL GROUND that six victims have been subjected to anal exams to find “evidence of past anal penetration.” One transgender man on the other hand, was forced by the police in 2019 to undergo “virginity test.” The test, done by a judicial medical officer, entailed inserting two fingers inside the man’s vagina.
And not only the accused have been whipped with wires, they also underwent HIV tests without their consent—the results, says the source, were “made public in court.”
Human Rights Watch and EQUAL GROUND have called for the practice to come to an end, describing it as a “form of sexual violence as well as cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment that can rise to torture.”
Neela Ghoshal, associate LGBT rights director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement:
“No one should be arrested, let alone subjected to torture and sexual violence, because of their perceived sexual orientation.” She added, “Sri Lanka’s Justice Ministry should immediately bar judicial medical officers from conducting forced anal examinations, which flagrantly violate medical ethics as well as basic rights.”
The report further revealed that this is not the first time LGBT people in Sri Lanka suffered violence in the hands of their arresting officers. Sixteen out of the 61 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people interviewed by Human Rights Watch for their report in 2016 experienced “physical or sexual assault, including rape, by the police.”
Why does #SriLanka claim it opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, then turn around and prosecute people for same-sex relations using appalling #ForcedAnalExams? https://t.co/exkAAuj0L5— Neela Ghoshal (@NeelaGhoshal) October 20, 2020
In Sri Lanka, same-sex relations between consenting adults is illegal and carry a 10-year minimum prison sentence (20 years maximum) with a fine plus compensation to “whom the offence was committed for injuries caused to such person.” You can read Human Rights Watch’s and EQUAL GROUND’s report in full here.
The country uses sections 365 and 365A of their current Penal Code to criminalize gay sex. Reportedly enacted in 1886, sections 365 and 365A were “relics of Colonial rule” prohibiting “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman, or animal.” Read more about this law in Sri Lanka here.
It was great to hear today that Pope Francis has decreed that there should be recognition of civil unions for same-sex couples. While this is not “marriage” in the Church, it is a step in the right direction from a religion that has long been anti-gay at its corporate level. Many priests have accepted gays for years, especially in the US and Canada. Given that the bulk of Christians in Sri Lanka are Catholic, we should expect that his decree will have an impact on current civil law sooner or later.
But why do you need gays to get married in the church ?? It’s not in their religion
How can you know someone gay by inspecting their anus? What if they just been taking big craps?
Reputable physicians will tell you that it is practically impossible to determine that an anus has been penetrated, except in the case of traumatic, forcible entry. Virginal status cannot be absolutely determined by vaginal tone or hymen status, as the hymen can be disrupted by exercise, and that membrane has been found intact in some persons, after penetration. That phrase obviating carnal relations, which are “against the order of nature” or “unnatural” does not take into account, the different genital couplings which have been observed in various species. The whiptail lizard would particularly vex those who brutalized the transgender person.… Read more »
It really wasn’t such a long time ago that they were institutionalizing us, here. What I find discouraging is that the future gay adults, here, don’t appear to care about all the organizing, protesting and fighting we have had to do in order to obtain our rights-and we’re still fighting. I just hope America does not devolve into the mess that is Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka should become the world capitol of oral sex, after all, the authorities should not be able to get anything from a dental examination.
What Siri Lanka is doing…is
looking to see if the outer spicture muscle is stretched to both sides?
If it is, it means that the anal cavity has been penetrated…externally.
This is not particular to Siri Lanka; It was already in use during the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries by the British Military…particularly, its Navy.
It is a dead…give-away to check the anal cavity for penetration. Any Urologist or Proctologist will attest to its effectiveness and unbridled justification.
It works and it is reliable.
but that doesn’t mean the person is gay or was penetrated by another man’s penis, so it is not effective in that way
Another user & Dave R: Behind any long-standing generality…there is a modicum of truth. The Anal Cavity is gnetically designed to open from back to front as stool is excreted in a one-way direction. Anal Penetration open the Anal Cavity from front to back…opposite of its genetic design. Repeated penetrations…over an extended period of time…can eventually stretche the outer spincture muscle to both sides of its opening…whether a bit or a much? Hence, it can be observed that the outer spincture muscke has been stretched. Siri Lanka is tapping into this long-standing belief and clinical observation…to caste a moral condemnation… Read more »
I don’t buy that. I’ve been penetrated by smaller penises for years and have never suffered any damage.
This is hardly reliable and doesn’t prove squat over anal sex. What about the guys that slip and fall onto cucumbers or traffic cones? Happens all the time to people I know…
It, also, happens when a person sits upon a face with a big nose! I was writing about a long-standing, accepted mind-set; obviously, I am well aware of its speciousness.
Yet, as explified by Siri Lanka, this myopic mindset lingers and remains a torch-bearer for Religious and Societal persecution.
the moral of the story is that in Sri Lanka, bottoms are subject to persecution. Being a Power Top not so. One can imagine that doing a well hung top doing the checks personally. Tight ones get a pass, worn out gets deported. Great way to keep the lads tight
!!!! How barbaric is that?!!!
When u read about this, it makes u wonder why gays in the US are constantly bitching about their lack of rights considering how much freedom they have here, particularly to stick it in either hole. No one is torturing you here in America, be happy about that.
U shoud be happy ur living in the US and not over there. Stop bitching about rights and freedoms, u’ve got plenty of freedom in this nation to sodomize whomever u choose
Not “whomever you choose.” Only if they consent and are at the age of consent or older.