"the Victim is moved to the dock when Tunisia is applying its controversial law that criminalises homosexuality."
"the Law is similar in other countries in the region, where homophobia and discrimination is widespread. Still see lgbtq activists cautious signs of change."
"instead became the “Anas” himself accused of sodomy, and on 11 February he was sentenced by the court in Sfax to eight months in prison. During the investigation he was forced to, among other things, undergo a so-called analundersökning."
"Studies are routinely used by the tunisian police, despite sharp international criticism – including from the united nations."
"– this is The ultimate proof that gay people in Tunisia still does not have access to fundamental justice – they are still second-class citizens, " says Mounir Baatour, a lawyer and president of the tunisian lgbtq organization, Shams, TT."
"the Case sheds new light on the contentious section 230 of the Tunisian straffbalk, formulated in the year 1913 by the French colonial power, where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in prison."
"the Law created the debate by June 2018, when a commission – established by the Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi – suggested that it would be written about."
"But the commission's report sparked protests among conservative groups, and something bill was never presented by the president. Instead, in 2018, the year when a record number of convicted for crimes against section 230 in Tunisia, according to Shams."
" Politicians are too afraid of its support to dare to touch the issue. There is no political will to change the law at all, " says Mounir Baatour."
"Hate crimes against the young student"
"the Verdict coincides with a violent hate crime that has shaken the neighboring country of Algeria."
"the Evening of the 10 February encountered a young medical student dead in his apartment on one of the capital Seaweed to the university campus. His neck was cut off, and on the wall had the words "
"the next Day marched hundreds of students on the campus in protest against the deed."
"In a statement published on his Facebook page condemning the algerian lgbt organization Alouen the country's regime to foment homophobic tendencies."
"They are referring, inter alia, to the Algerian prime minister Ahmed Ouahiya, in an interview with a German journalist ducked the issue of hate crimes against homosexuals in the country by responding:"
"the Lgbt activists taking place."
"But where the political will is lacking, is increasing rather than lgbtq-aktivismens visibility in the region."
"In Morocco, where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in prison, the internet has become a haven for those who deviate from the norm. The past year, several high-profile videos circulated on social media, where the moroccan lgbt people openly talk about their identity."
"Sharks el Moutaouakil chose to participate in such a video, with face and name."
" I wanted to show: we are here! There is a sort of collective consciousness that has begun to take root in the queer community, a larger community and a growing pride. We have begun to speak with a higher voice, " she says."
"Mounir Baatour see a similar trend in Tunisia. 2018 launched his organization Tunisia's first radio station entirely for lgbtq people. The station has received death threats and are forced to send from the secret address."
"The strong reactions are a natural setback in a positive change, according to he."
"– Lgbtq-activists have started to demand their space in the society. The problem is that the masses are not accustomed to it spoken on these issues."
"Homosexuality is prohibited in the entire Maghreb region (Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco). The high incidence of harassment and discrimination has meant that many gay people either choose to hide their sexuality for society and the family, or move to other countries."
"In the case of Tunisia, the so-called jasmine revolution – which in 2011 forced president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to leave power – a year of big successes in the fight for human rights, particularly in gender issues. Several of the reforms have been islamistpartiet Ennahda, however, despite that, it became the largest party in the country's first democratic election since the revolution."
"In June 2018 proposed Colibe-the commission, as the year before, was appointed by president Beji Caid Essebsi with the aim to review Tunisian laws and give suggestions on how they can “be harmonised with the international standard for human rights,” to section 230, relating to homosexuality are written about. They proposed, inter alia, that the prison sentence for the crime of homosexuality is replaced with a lower fines. The proposal was met by protests of mainly Ennahda supporters, who argued that it was contrary to islam."
"In Morocco is stipulated in section 489 of the straffbalken"
"In Algeria punished homosexuality with between two months and two years in prison. Instead of a pride parade attention since 2006 "