Africa / Middle East / North Africa

Tunisian LGBT leader attempts suicide

The Tunisian LGBT activist group Shams announced yesterday on Facebook:

Ahmed Ben Amor, vice-président de l'Association Shams

Ahmed Ben Amor, vice-president of Shams

Shams – Tunisia announces with regret that its vice-president, Ahmed Ben Amor, attempted suicide at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, by consuming a huge amount of drugs. He was hospitalized in a coma.

Shams believes this happened because of the homophobia of his family and the society and because of death threats that Ahmed has regularly received.

Today Shams published an update:

Ahmed Ben Amor, Vice President of Shams-Tunisia is better. He finally woke up and he was able to eat.

We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him again very soon.

8 thoughts on “Tunisian LGBT leader attempts suicide

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  2. My thoughts,and hopes for a speedy recovery and peace of mind go to Ahmed. The burden to achieve his aim/s is a heavy one and he has the support of all lgbt citizens around the world.


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