Maldives: Lenient no more, island nation arrests 2

Sadly, officially sanctioned homophobia and bigotry has occurred again…

76 CRIMES

Maldives photo promoting tourism in the tropical Indian Ocean country. (Photo courtesy of Allworldtowns.com) Maldives photo promoting tourism in the tropical Indian Ocean country. (Photo courtesy of Allworldtowns.com)

Local police in the island nation of the Maldives arrested two men on Aug. 29 on charges of homosexual activity, the London-based LGBTI activist group Rainbow Warriors reported.

The arrests follow a toughening of the Maldives law about LGBTI intimacy, which was extended last year to everyone in the country, not just Muslims, Rainbow Warriors stated.

The organization reported earlier this month about changes that the Indian Ocean nation made in this laws:

“Same-sex relations are illegal in the Maldives under Sharia law, and with the publication of a new Penal code in 2014, also under national law, and may be punishable by death penalty. The new Penal code transposes into national law provisions which were previously just in Sharia law and applicable to Muslim citizens. In any case these new provisions have not been…

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