(The Independent) A landmark court case against forced anal examinations on homosexual men is being fought in the Kenyan courts.
In what is believed to be the first legal petition brought against the practice - widely condemned by rights groups as torture - two men are fighting the Kenyan government on enforcement of the exams.
Anal examinations are believed to be relatively rare in Kenya, but are commonly used against homosexual men in, among other places, Egypt, Tunisia, Uganda and Turkmenistan.
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They are purportedly used to check if a man has had anal sex. However, the practice has been dismissed as "medically worthless".