Tunisia

LGBTI Rights in Tunisia


ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

Tunisia: Effort to Shut Down LGBT Group

The Tunisian government should halt its attempt to fight a court ruling that gave an LGBT association the right to operate, Human Rights Watch said today. The Tunis-based Shams association has vocally…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

The Tunisian government has appealed a 2016 court decision that granted official recognition to the group Shams, which advocates the repeal of the nation’s anti-gay law. “The activities of this association are…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Tunisian government moves to shutter LGBTQ group, advocate says

The Tunisian government is attempting to disband one of the country’s few, and arguably its most prominent, LGBTQ rights groups, according to the group’s leader. Mounir Baatour, president of Association Shams, said…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Tunisia: Engineer loses job, faces trial for old videos on his phone

A Tunisian man who worked in Dubai for the past five years lost his job and now faces criminal homosexuality charges in a Tunisian court — all because police found old intimate…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2018

Rights Groups Condemn ‘brutal and humiliating’ Tests on Gay Men in Tunisia

More than 70 gay men were jailed by Tunisian authorities last year, according to activists, who warn anal tests and phone searches are being used to identify suspects. Mounir Baatour, lawyer and…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Protesters Vs. Petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s Anti-gay Law

Thousands of Muslim fundamentalists protested Saturday in front of the nation’s parliament to decry proposals in a government report on gender equality that they claim are contrary to Islam. Men and veiled…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Tunisia: Gay Rights, Inheritance Reforms Put Country on Edge

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has backed equal inheritance rights for men and women and is also pushing for other reforms such as decriminalizing homosexuality. Religious conservatives are far from happy.

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Inside Tunisia’s Shams Rad – The Arab world’s ‘Only Gay Radio Station’

Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

Tunisian Presidential Committee Recommends Decriminalizing Homosexuality

Homosexuality may soon cease being a crime in the North African country of Tunisia, where gay sex is currently punishable by up to three years in prison. The decriminalization of homosexuality was…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2018

Tunisia Police Disperse LGBT Protesters

Plain-clothed Tunisian police on Saturday broke up a demonstration by LGBT activists in the centre of the capital after it was banned "for their own security", the interior ministry said. A call had…

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