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(ジュネーブ)− 合意の上の同性愛行為で訴追された男性およびトランスジェンダー女性が、過去5年間に少なくとも8カ国で、肛門検査を強制されていたとの報告がある、とヒューマン・ライツ・ウォッチは本日発表の報告書内で述べた。こうした検査は証拠を欠き、残虐で非人道的、かつ品位を傷つける取扱いの一形態であり、拷問に該当する場合もある。


Neela Ghoshal
Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

We’ve been investigating the use of forced anal examinations on men, and transgender women who are suspected of homosexuality. We found that in at least 8 countries around the world, police colluding with doctors subject people who are suspected of homosexuality to these horribly humiliating exams.

Underwent forced anal exam

A policeman pulled down my trousers and put me on top of the desk, while another one was holding me by the arms. The doctor first inserted his finger and later put a device inside me. It was like a straw. He inserted it for a minute and a half or two minutes.

Ghida Frangieh
Lawyer and activist against anal exams

The doctors are looking to see what is the shape of the person’s anus, or the person’s rectum. They believe that there is scientific evidence that if someone is engaged in anal sex, the evidence will show based on visual observation.

Underwent forced anal exam

The police said they would put me in jail after proving that I’m homosexual. Then I was taken to the doctor’s room. A policeman followed me into the room.

Underwent forced anal exam

I had to bend, bend straight and they putting in fingers like this and moving it down, that’s how it was you know. I was really afraid of being beaten by them and I felt they could slap me again and, I had no choice to deny it and, I just had to admit it and do it the way they wanted it to be done yeah.

Lawrence Mute
African Commission for Human and People’s Rights

For police officers to ask that test be done forcibly on individuals, just you know in order to prove that they may have participated in a homosexual act. I think that it’s not acceptable. And in fact, that sort of evidence, even where it’s collected, is completely unreliable.

Dr Sami Kawas
Forensic doctor

Anal exams can not tell you if you’re homosexual or not, whether you’re passive or you’re active, this is just the biggest lie ever created in the history of medicine. You can’t prove a person is gay through any of those exams at all.

Nicholas Opiyo
Human Rights Lawyer

Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda

As a a lawyer I just think that the use of forced or non consensual anal exams is torture, it is degrading, it is inhuman. More especially given the fact that the methods used for carrying out these exams are unscientific and it appears calculated simply to abuse the dignity of the people who are being interviewed.

Neela Ghoshal
Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

These countries should look to the fact that, given that prohibiting same sex conduct is a violation of international law, they should take every step possible to ensure the people who are arrested under these kinds of laws are not subjected to additional forms of cruel inhumane and degrading treatment that further violate their rights.

Underwent forced anal exam

They [anal exams] should not exist because the way they examined me, as I told you, made me feel I was an animal.



English translation of poster text: Is it possible to refuse an anal test? From a legal point of view: It is possible to refuse an anal test when examined by a forensic doctor. But the reality is different. The victims often “accept” the test for fear of being tortured, because of their young age, or because they are unaware of their rights guaranteed by the Constitution.  (c) Shams 2015



国際人権法は、拷問及び他の残虐な、非人道的な又は品位を傷つける取扱いを禁じている。これは今回問題になっている国々の国内法にもはっきりと反映されているが、それにもかかわらず強制的に肛門検査が行われてきた。拷問及び他の残虐な、非人道的な又は品位を傷つける取扱いに関する国連特別報告者は、肛門検査を「プライバイシーを侵害し、かつ品位を傷つける」「医学的に価値のない」ものであり、「拷問または虐待」に相当すると結論づけた。また国際法医学専門家グループ(International Forensic Experts Group)は、肛門検査を「性的暴行かつレイプの一形態」としている。