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Uzbekistan: Forced Anal Testing in Homosexuality Prosecutions

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev speaking in Qingdao, China on June 9, 2018.  © 2018 AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko (Washington, D.C.)—Authorities in Uzbekistan have subjected at least six men to forced anal examinations between 2017 and 2021 in order to prosecute them for consensual same-sex relations, nine human rights groups said today. Forced anal examinations are a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment that can amount to torture. The organizations—Council for Global Equality, the Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity,…


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