Protesting a bigoted sentence based on intrusive examination…
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Tunisian LGBTIQ rights group Without Restrictions today protested the prison sentence and forced anal examination of a Tunisian man charged with sodomy after his telephone number was found on the phone of a murder victim. First, the statement from HRW:
Tunisia: One-Year Sentence for Homosexuality
Suspect Subjected to Forced Anal Examination
(Tunis, September 28, 2015) – A 22-year-old Tunisian man accused of engaging in homosexual acts was sentenced to a year in prison on September 22, 2015, in violation of Tunisia’s constitution and international law, Human Rights Watch said today. Tunisian authorities forced him to undergo an anal examination, ostensibly to use as evidence in the case.
Tunisian authorities should immediately revoke the man’s prison term and release him, Human Rights Watch said. Tunisia’s parliament should repeal penal code article 230, which criminalizes sodomy and…
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