The Shams activist group, which seeks the repeal of Tunisia’s anti-homosexuality law, announced today on Facebook its response to the Jan. 4 government order that it suspend activities for 30 days:
It will appeal the decision in court. A hearing on the case is set for Jan. 18.
Shams also announced today that the Court of Appeal of Sousse, 140 kilometers south of Tunis, will hear the appeal of six students in Kairouan who were each sentenced to three years in prison after their conviction on sodomy charges last month.
Shams is calling for their immediate release.
Related articles in this blog:
- Tunisia orders 30-day suspension for pro-LGBT group (Jan. 4, 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Human rights advocates decry 3-year sentences in Tunisia (Dec. 16, 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Tunisia: Death threats against LGBT activists (Dec. 13, 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Three-year jail sentence for six Tunisian youths (Dec. 13, 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Tunisian LGBT rights group under attack (Dec. 2, 2015, 76crimes.com)
- LGBTI news from the UN, UK, Russia, Tunisia, Algeria
- Tunisian justice minister seeks repeal of gay sex ban
- Tunisia: Protests against anal exam, sodomy sentence (September 2015, 76crimes.com)