Tunisian court cuts off student’s homosexuality sentence

A Tunisian student arrested under anti-gay laws has his sentence reduced to what amounts to time served.


Agence France-Presse reported today:

Tunisia: On appeal, sentence reduced for student convicted of homosexuality

Supporters of Marwan / Mawjoudin on the Facebook page Supporters of Marwan (also spelled Mawjoudin) sought his release with these photos on the Facebook page “Mawjoudin we exist”

A Tunisian student initially sentenced to a year in prison for homosexuality had his sentence reduced to two months on Thursday in Sousse (in east central Tunisia), which is the length of the sentence that he has already served, his lawyer told AFP.

The Court of Appeal confirmed the guilty verdict against Marwen (an assumed name) and “reduced the sentence from one year in prison to two months, the period that my client has already served,” said Fadwa Braham. She said that he was also fined 300 dinars (about 130 euros).

“This is unfair and unacceptable,” Braham insisted. She announced that she would appeal.

The youth, Marwen, was arrested in September and sentenced to one year imprisonment…

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