The UK BBC reports:
The French government plans to introduce jail terms and fines for doctors who provide controversial so-called "virginity certificates" for traditional religious marriages.Of all the dozens of things wrong with Islam, this is what they choose to criminalize? How do these tests violate anyone's rights?
It is part of draft legislation aimed at reinforcing French secular values and combating what President Emmanuel Macron calls "Islamist separatism".
But the French abortion advice group ANCIC says stopping "virginity tests" requires broader educational work.
The UN says such tests must be stopped.
The French Interior Ministry says the bill - not yet fully debated by French politicians - proposes a year in jail and fine of €15,000 (£14,000) for any medical professional who issues a "virginity certificate".
According to France 3 TV news, about 30% of French doctors say they have been asked for such certificates and most of them refuse.
The World Health Organization says the practice of inspecting the hymen visually or with fingers cannot prove whether a woman or girl has had vaginal intercourse or not. It also violates her human rights, the WHO says.
It appears to me that the objections are coming from slutty women who hide their sluttiness, and are scared about any trend that might call attention to such sluttiness.
The leaders of Greece's neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn were found guilty Wednesday of forming and running a criminal organization under the cloak of a political party, in a landmark decision hailed as a victory for democracy and human rights. a large crowd of people at a train station: Riot police used water cannon during clashes with anti-fascist protesters after the Golden Dawn leadership was found guilty in Athens on Wednesday. © Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Riot police used water cannon during clashes with anti-fascist protesters after the Golden Dawn leadership was found guilty in Athens on Wednesday.I don't know anything about this, but I don't believe anything from a 5.5 year trial. If they were really committing murder and other real crimes, it would not take 5.5 years to show it in court. This is obviously political suppression, because authorities are afraid of who might win elections.
Following a marathon trial lasting five-and-a-half years, an Athens court deemed that crimes by Golden Dawn members including murder, attempted murder, assault and possession of weapons were not the actions of individuals operating on their own initiative. Instead they were directly planned and ordered by a party leadership that employed violence to eradicate perceived enemies.