Tunisia Sentences Two Men to 8 Months in Prison for Homosexuality, Despite Anal Probe Results

Tunisia Sentences Two Men to 8 Months in Prison for Homosexuality, Despite Anal Probe Results

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On March 10, a court in Sousse, Tunisia sentenced two young men to 8 months in prison for homosexuality. Sodomy is illegal in Tunisia and punishable by a jail sentence of up to three years.

The court’s verdict comes even after an anal examination found no evidence of homosexual behavior, according to Kapitalis.

Tunisia has a policy of using forced anal examinations when investigating charges of homosexuality. The practice has been condemned by the United Nations and many human rights groups.

The two men are planning to appeal the court’s decision.

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