The Lebanese Order of Physicians has rounded on a controversial practice in which chicken’s eggs are inserted in the anus of suspected homosexuals and banned doctors from carrying out the so-called egg tests.
Doctors participating in the "test" have been warned by the order that they face disciplinary measures.
The "test" was conducted on 36 men who were arrested during a raid on a gay porn cinema in Beirut.
The men were charged with "acts against nature" and forced to undertake the "tests of shame", according to Lebanese magazine L’Orient-Le Jour.
The case triggered an international outcry. Legal rights research group Legal Agenda complained to the Order of Physicians and the Justice Ministry.
"Such techniques do not give the desired result and constitute a gross violation of the rights of persons who are subject to it," doctors’ leader Sharaf Abu Sharaf said.
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