Tunisia: 2 months in jail for 2 men for behaving like women
Middle East / North Africa

Tunisia: 2 months in jail for 2 men for behaving like women

The Tunisian LGBTI advocacy group Shams (a word that means “sun”) reported today: “The Sousse Court of Appeal upheld a two-month jail sentence against two boys [ages 19 and 25] from Hammam Sousse. “They will be released today, seeing that they were arrested on Jan. 12, 2017, and that they have now served their entire … 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