Muslim Imam in hot water after “pieces of cucumber” found up his bum
An imam in Turkey has been suspended after a leaked hospital report showed that “pieces of cucumber” were found in his rectum.
The unnamed 39-year-old man has been suspended by his local Religious Affairs Directorate.
It was reported that the man was hospitalised with severe abdominal pain and bleeding earlier this month.
Reports in Hurriyet Daily News allege that medics gave him an official diagnosis of “bleeding in the anus and rectum and foreign object in the rectum.”
Ardıl Bayram Şahin of the Istanbul Chamber of Doctors’ Human Rights Commission claimed that it is a crime to leak medical records of a patient.
“We do not know what the official investigation is about, but suspension is unacceptable,” he said.
“Such rights violations may prevent people with various sexual practices, especially those who are public employees, from seeking medical assistance.”