On trial for being LGBT in Morocco (2) and Malaysia (9)

76 CRIMES

IGLHRC and HRW report on the latest legal persecution of LGBT citizens of Morocco and Malaysia.

Site de al-Hoceima au Maroc (Carte de la BBC) Site de al-Hoceima au Maroc (Carte de la BBC)

MOROCCO

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) called on Moroccan authorities to immediately release two men on trial for alleged homosexual acts. That appeal came in a June 18 press release headlined, in part:

Stop Persecuting Individuals based on Claims of Homosexuality

… The two men, identified by their first names, Lahcen and Mohsine, were arrested by the Moroccan police on June 3 while posing for photos in a public square. If found guilty, they can be sentenced to up to three years in jail, based on Article 489  of the Moroccan Penal Code, Which Criminalizes “abnormal sexual Acts with a person of the same sex.”

[International Business Times said that, at the conclusion of the trial:

“The two men reportedly…

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