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MOROCCO: Two Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail For Having Gay Sex

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On December 23rd.  a court in the country of Morocco sentenced two men to three years in prison, the maximum sentence for “homosexual practices”, the maximum penalty under the law. The ruling was fast-tracked by the court were found having sex on  Dec. 13.

Back in December retired magazine publisher Ray Cole a British tourist  as arrested and charged with committing homosexual acts back in September.

Cole described the conditions of being in a Moroccan jail as “a concentration camp”.

Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco. Morocco’s statute and culture towards LGBT issues stands in stark contrast to neighboring Spain.

H/T – LGBT Weekly

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