samedi 12 octobre 2013

Kuwait : A test for gay and transgender people.

 
Kuwait is working on a supposed medical test to detect homosexuals during the application of visa, reports Kuwait Times. Gay and transgender people will be denied entry into the Gulf.

         This "clinical examination"
will be added to routine medical check imposed to visa applicants. The medical records of individuals identified as homosexual will be marked "unfit", making them automatically persona non grata.

         "Expatriates conducting medical examinations at local clinics , but this new procedure has stricter measures to identify homosexual and transgender people to the entry in Kuwait or in any state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar) is prohibited for
them", said Dr. Yousuf Mendakar, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health. The project will be discussed on October 11 in the Sultanate of Oman.

         How sexual orientation is determined from visa applicants? The Director of Public Health does not say. In Kuwait, the newspaper reported, homosexuality is "stigmatized by society"
and can lead to imprisonment.

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