3 arrests in Morocco for clothes that are ‘too feminine’
Middle East / North Africa

3 arrests in Morocco for clothes that are ‘too feminine’

Police in Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch, in the Meknès region of Morocco, recently arrested three men on charges of homosexuality and wearing “clothes that resemble those of women.” Activists at the Akaliyat collective, which combats discrimination against sexual and religious minorities, denounced the arrests. Witnesses at the scene said there was “no reason” for the … Continue reading

2 arrests in Tunisia; protests block anal tests
Middle East / North Africa

2 arrests in Tunisia; protests block anal tests

Two men, age 20 and 21, were arrested on homosexuality charges yesterday in Sousse, Tunisia. The Tunisian LGBTI rights group Shams said that police ordered an anal test to “prove” their homosexuality, but Shams and the Tunisian Human Rights League protested, urging doctors at local hospitals to refuse to perform the test. As a result, the … Continue reading