Two young homosexual ended up in jail after being detained by police in a secluded spot on the outskirts of the city Guelmim, with a population of about 100 000 people. They had sex in a car.
The sentence of six months in prison under Art. 489 of the Criminal Code of Morocco – “indecency or unnatural act with a person of the same sex”, was quickly passed in the absence of counsel. According to representatives of human rights organizations, lawyers refused to defend the detainees, because they were charged with “homosexuality.” The convicts have appealed to the district court in Agadir, GSN reported citing local gay activists.
In recent years, Morocco is increasingly coming news about the atrocities of the police and the citizens against homosexuals, frequent and court sentences. Gay sex between men is punishable by Morocco for the period from 3 months to 6 years in prison and a fine up to $ 125.