More bad news from Tunisia; LGBTQ activists receive death threats…
The Huffington Post Mahgreb/Tunisia reports death threats against the vice-president and other members of the LGBT association Shams:
Hedi Sahly, vice-president of “Shams” has left Tunisia due to death threats. (Interview)
Hedi Sahly, vice president of Shams (Photo courtesy of EtatsGenerauxLGBTI.fr)
Hedi Sahly, vice-president of Shams, an association for the decriminalization of homosexuality, has left Tunisia following death threats. Since its creation and legal registration, Shams had been controversial due to former minister and MP Ennahda challenging this status which he deemed “dangerous for the social peace.”
Shams members have openly appeared in media to demand the repeal of Article 230, criminalizing homosexuality. Recognition and threats have resulted from these media appearances.
Contacted by HuffPost Tunisie, Hedi Sahly explains his reasons for leaving:
HuffPost Tunisia: Why did you leave the country?
This is not the first time I got death threats and I am not alone. But this…
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