Women Accused of Alleged Moral Crimes: Forced Gynecological Exams

Violation of Rights, Afghan Independent Human Rights CommissionAIHRC “Most of the women accused of the crimes, defined by the judicial and justice organs as moral crimes undergo medical tests. They are introduced to forensic medicine by the Police, Attorney Office or Courts determine whether the victim or accused person has had sexual relation with someone. Forensic medical tests aiming to prove sexual intercourse or deflowering of virginity are usually carried out without the consent of the victims. The test result of the forensic medicine is usually accepted as a reliable proof in the justice and judicial organs without any objection. The accused person or victim would be punished according to the proof given by forensic medicine. The consent of the accused person or victim undergoes such test is not taken into consideration. At the same time, the result of such tests without consideration for its scientific and technical accuracy is considered acceptable by the justice and judicial organs. As a result, the victims of such crimes would be repeatedly victimized for the second and third times, and their human rights are further violated. In recent years, cases of running away from home.”

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