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Rights Group Decries 'Forced Anal Exams' Used in 8 Countries

Human Rights Watch is urging an end to "forced anal examinations'' with a report documenting them in eight countries, mostly in Africa, saying the practice is based on flawed ideas about supposedly proving homosexual conduct. In a report released Tuesday, the advocacy group calls the examinations "a form of cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment'' that amounts to sexual assault, violates international conventions and could rise to the level of...

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