Court case seeks to legalize homosexuality in Tunisia

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12/28/2021

A group of lawyers, human rights activists and the LGBT community filed an appeal on Thursday, December 16, to overturn two convictions for homosexuality, in a country where it is still punishable by prison sentences. This is the first appeal against the law on homosexuality (punishable by up to three years in prison), which its promoters hope will be followed by others that will set a precedent. Two men, who served a year in prison after their conviction in July 2020, are going to the Supreme Court to oppose “a cruel sentence that goes against international standards,” said their lawyer, Hassina Darraji. “Our goal is to bring down Article 230 [the section of the colonial-era penal code that criminalizes homosexuality]. It is a judicial and human battle,” she said. … Her clients want “to create a precedent by having their conviction overturned”.

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