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Tunisia

LGBTI Rights in Tunisia


ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

After international protest, Tunisian court releases LGBT rights activist

Following an international protest, a Tunisia court ordered the release Wednesday of Rania Amdouni, the women’s rights defender and LGBTI activist who had been jailed for shouting at police. On March 4,…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Tunisia: Harassment, Arbitrary Detention of LGBT Rights Activist

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4, 2021, to six months in prison and a fine for shouting outside a police station after officers refused to register…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

Tunisians protest for LGBT rights activist’s release

Hundreds of Tunisians demanded the release of an activist sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly insulting a police officer. The incident for which 26-year-old LGBT rights and pro-democracy campaigner Rania…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Tunisia: Police Arrest, Use Violence Against LGBTI Activists

(Beirut) – Tunisian security forces have repeatedly targeted protesters, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) activists at protests, Human Rights Watch said today. The targeting involved arbitrary arrests, physical assaults,…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2020

“Kill Them, They Are Sodomites” – Police Violence Against LGBT People in Tunisia

On October 6, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Tunisia raised their voices and banners in the street, amid the hundreds of demonstrators who were peacefully protesting a draft law…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2020

How the LGBT community rallied against a ‘homophobic’ Tunisian influencer

During a 23-minute monologue on Instagram, the Tunisian beauty influencer Lady Samara veered off-piste when she said: "I do not respect homosexuality. A homosexual person is an individual who has stripped himself…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2020

Tunisia: Homosexuality Convictions Upheld

A Tunisian appeals court on July 28, 2020 upheld the conviction of two men accused of sodomy but reduced their sentence to one year in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. This…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2020

Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

Thirty-five LGBTQ+ and human rights groups united today to dispel the false belief, spread by flawed news articles, that Tunisia has accepted same-sex marriage. The 35 organizations also expressed their solidarity in…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

False marriage claims in Tunisia have led to anti-LGBT+ attacks 04 MAY 2020

Reports of Tunisia becoming the first Arab country to recognise a same-sex marriage have put LGBT+ people in danger. Tunisian LGBT+ organization Mawjoudin – We Exist – told GSN the reports are…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2020

‘It’s not safe for them’: Coronavirus lockdowns putting LGBT+ people at risk across Middle East

Coronavirus-induced isolation and lockdowns are putting LGBT+ people in the Middle East at risk, campaigners have warned. Many individuals are – or, due to money worries, fear becoming – trapped with family…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2020

Appeal to Tunisia: End prosecution of LGBT activist who offended Muslims

The human rights group Human Rights Watch is urging Tunisian authorities to drop their lawsuit against LGBT rights activist Mounir Baatour, who wrote a Facebook post last year that offended conservative Muslims.…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Prominent Tunisian LGBT+ activist flees death threats

A former presidential candidate and leader of Tunisia’s largest LGBT+ rights group said he has been forced to flee to France after “very serious” death threats from Islamist elements within the conservative…

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